AFCON 2015: Barreto Announces Players’ List for Algerian Encounter

AFCON 2015: Barreto Announces Players’ List for Algerian Encounter


Walid Atta BK HÄCKEN

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian national team (Walia Ibex) coach Mariano Barreto has called in 30 players for the upcoming encounter with the Fennecs of Algeria on September 6 for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier.

The list includes 7 foreign-based players including Walid Atta and Yusuf Saleh, who play professionally in Sweden.  The local players’ list is dominated by St. George FC with 10 players.

The 30 players are:

Goalkeepers (3):

Sisay Bancha (Dedebit), Tariku Getnet (Dedebit) and Jemal Tassew (Ethiopian Coffee)

Defenders (10):

Alula Girma (St. George), Abebaw Butako (St. George), Andargachew Yeleka (St. George), Saladin Bergecho (St. George), Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit), Berhanu Bogale (Dedebit), Aklilu Ayenew (Dedebit), Tok James (Ethiopian Coffee), Girma Bekele (Hawassa City), Walid Atta (BK HÄCKEN – Sweden) 

Midfielders (9):

Mentesebot Adane (St. George), Adane Girma (St. George), Menyahel Teshome (St. George), Natnael Zeleke (St. George), Gatok Palonom (Ethiopian Coffee), Shimeles Bekele (Al-Merrikh SC, Sudan), Tadele Mengesha (Dedebit), Asrat Megersa (Dashen Beer) and Addis Hintsa ( Al Ahly Shendi, Sudan).

Forwards (7):

Behailu Assefa (St. George), Fitsum Gebremariam (St. George), Efrem Ashamo (Ethiopian Coffee), Yusuf Saleh (Sweden), Saladin Said (Al Ahly, Egypt), Oumed Ukri (Al Itihad, Egypt) and Getaneh Kebede (Bidvest Wits, South Africa).

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