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Fikru Tefera recalled as Barreto names Ethiopia preliminary squad to face Algeria

Fikru Tefera recalled as Barreto names Ethiopia preliminary squad to face Algeria

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Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex new Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto has named a preliminary squad comprising

40 players to start preparations ahead of the much anticipated Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifer against World Cup bound Algeria later in the year.

The most interesting inclusion was that of striker Fikru Tefara who fell out with former coach Sewnet Bishaw as Robel Girma of Ethiopia Coffee also received his call up to the team.

Ethiopia had a roller coaster perfomance in 2013 before the sacking of Sewnet Bishaw in early February and Barreto is looking to ensure he gets his team ready ahead of the qualifers.Ethiopia qualified for the 2013 Afcon hosted by South Africa and Barreto will be looking to fill the big shoes left by his predecessor Bishaw.

 

Goal Keepers: Sisay Bancha (Dedebit), Jemal Tassew (Coffee), Tariku
Getnet (Dedebit)

 

Defenders: Alula Girma (St George), Biadgelegn Elias (St George),
Siyoum Kebede (Coffee), Tok James (Coffee), Robel Girma (Coffee),
Aklilu Ayenew (Dedebit), Salhadin Bargecho (St George), Abebaw Butako
(St George), Birhanu Bogale (Dedebit), Girma Bekele (Hawassa City),
Shimelis Tegegn (Defence), Matay Lul (Muger – from U20 team) Asegid
Shiferaw (Muger – from U20 team)

Midfielders: Tadele Mengesha (Dedebit), Dawit Estifanos (Coffee),
Minyahil Teshome (St George), Shimekit Gugsa (Dedebit), Asrat Megersa
(Dashen), Mesoud Mohammed (Coffee), Shemeles Bekele (St George), Efrem
Ashamo (Coffee), Aschalew Girma (Coffee), Andargachew (Muger – from
U20 team), Behailu Assefa (St George), Mintesinot Adane (St George),
Tafesse Solomon (Hawassa City), Addis Hintra (Ahly Shandy), Gatoch
Panom (Coffee)

Strikers: Dawit Fikadu (Dedebit) , Saladin Said (Wadi Degla) , Getaneh
Kebede (Bidvest Wits), Fikru Tefera (no club), Oumed Oukri (St
George), Fitsum Gebremariam (St George)

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