The Ethiopia national team head coach Yohannes Sahle has named his provisional 30 – man team ahead of the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) to be hosted by Rwanda from Saturday 16 January.
As expected, the team is dominated by St. George’s (Kedus Giorgis) players while a good number of players from the team that took part in the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge are also listed in the provisional team.
Ethiopia is one of the three nations from the CECAFA region that will be taking part in the tournament. The others are Uganda and hosts Rwanda.
Goalkeepers: Tarik Getnet (Dedebit), Abel Mamo (Mugher Cement), Yidnekachew Kidane (Mekelakeya) and Le-Alem Berhanu (Sidama Bunna)
Defenders: Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit), Tekalegn Dejene (Dedebit), Alula Girma (Kedus Giorgis), Zecharias Tujni (Kedus Giorgis), Aschalew Tamene (Kedus Giorgis), Souleyman Mohammed (Adana Kenema), Anteneh Tesfaye (Sidama Bunna), Yared Bayeh (Dashen Beer), Moges Tadesse (Adama Kenema) and Wondyefraw Getahun (Ethiopia Bunna)
Midfielders: Gatoch Panom (Ethiopia Bunna), Elias Mamo (Ethiopia Bunna), Asrat Megersa ( Dashen Beer), Tesfaye Alebacjew (Kedus Giorgis), Behailu Assefa (Kedus Giorgis), Binyam Belay (Nigd bank), Frew Solomon (Mekelakeya), Tadelle mengesha (Arba Minch Kenema), Samson Tilahun (Dedebit) and Tafesse Solomon (Hawassa Kenema).
Forwards: Ramkel Lok (Kedus Giorgis), Dawit Fekadu (Dedebit), Tafesse Tesfaye (Adama Kenema), Mulu-Alem Tilahun (Mekelakeya), Michael George (Adama Kenema) and Bulcha Shura (Adama Kenema).