Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ethiopia intensify Nigeria preparations

Ethiopia's preparations are in top gear after the arrival of Finland based Fuad Ibrahim in camp ahead of the do or die Nigeria return leg on the 16th November.

Despite the cancellation of an intended friendly against Burkina Faso coach Sewnet Bishaw has been conducting training in Addis Ababa with 23 players in camp .

Bishaw is delighted that the morale in camp was upbeat and he was happy with the training programme. He told supersport.com that:

"The mood in the camp is very positive it was disappointing for the Burkina Faso friendly to be cancelled but sometimes this things happen. Our focus is on ahead of the Nigeria game as I always believe anything is possible and we will work on our mistakes "
"It will be a tough match in Nigeria but the truth is that we will fight for the entire 90 minutes as we intend to cause an upset " he added.

Players in Camp :

Samson Assefa{Gk} 2.Degu debebe ,Saladin Bargicho ,Biyadgelg Eliyas ,Abebaw Butako ,Mentesnot Adan ,Minyahle Tessome Behailu Assefa ,Adane Girma ,Oumed Ukuri Alula Girma(St.George players) Sisay Bancha {Gk} Birhanu Bogal Dawit fekadu(Debedit players)Jemal Tassew{Gk} Thak James ,Fasika Asfaw (Coffee players),GebreMikel yakob ,Mulualem Mesfin ( Arba Minch players,Derejy Almu {Gk} 2.Aynalem Hailu ,Asrat Megersa(Dashen Bira players),Moges Tadess(Sidama coffee) Medhany Tadess(Defence)and Fuad Ibrahim from Finland league.