Register Login Scores

PSL

Ethiopia Expected In SA On Friday

The Ethiopian national team is expected to arrive in South Africa on Friday, a day before the start of the Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday.

The LOC announced the arrival of Uganda and Morocco on Thursday, as the tournament nears its beginning in Cape Town.

“The Ethiopian football national team will arrive in South Africa on Friday 10th January for their participation in the third 2014 CHAN Africa Cup final set to start on Saturday 11th. In the preliminary stage, the Ethiopian team will face Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana in Group C games to be played in Mangaung.

"Ethiopia head coach, Sewnet Bishaw, left out Goalie Sisay Bancha from the squad for the 2014 CHAN Africa Cup final when he announced the full 23 players on Wednesday 8th January. Defender Abebaw Butako and Sisay Bancha were omitted from the squad due to disciplinary measure taken by the country’s football governing body, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF).

"The two players who were involved in a fist fight after Ethiopia versus Nigeria World Cup qualifier match last year. But after apologizing to the FA the later imposed 10, 000 birr (nearly 500 USD) money fine on goalie Sisay Bancha and 5,000 birr on defender Abebaw Butako.

"Following this the head coach recalled both the goalie Sisay Bancha and defender Abebaw Butako. But when the list of the 23-member squad was announced the goalie was omitted. The coach Sewnet Bishaw said that he dropped six players from the originally selected 29,” the CAF’s official website revealed.

Burundi is the only other country that is yet to arrive for the tournament. 

Ethiopia Expected In SA On Friday

FIFA Dock Ethiopia Three Points

Ethiopia Court Precocious Arsenal Talent

30 comments

Top 5

Khune In Bafana's 26-man Squad For Ghana & Sudan

232 Mar 04, 2021 12:02 PM in Bafana

Pirates’ First CAF Group Match Venue Confirmed   

7 Mar 04, 2021 08:57 AM in Orlando Pirates

Gallery: Shocking State Of Iconic International Stadiums

7 Feb 28, 2021 05:28 PM in World News

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

67 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Man Of The Hour – Peep Makaringe’s German Ride Flexes

1 Mar 03, 2021 12:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Gallery: Shocking State Of Iconic International Stadiums

7 Feb 28, 2021 05:28 PM in World News

Money Matters – The Most Economic Rides In The PSL

Mar 03, 2021 02:57 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

67 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Disgruntled Man Utd Star To Pick African Nation Over England

8 Mar 01, 2021 08:32 PM in English Premier League

20 Players Who Left Downs To Play Abroad

8 Mar 04, 2021 08:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Big Name PSL Players With Contracts Expiring

30 Mar 04, 2021 07:21 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ivorian Striker To Force Exit, Pirates Move Pending?

17 Mar 04, 2021 10:23 AM in Orlando Pirates