Ethiopia will send a second string team, which includes Fuad Ibrahim of the Minnesota Stars, to Uganda to compete in the 2012 CECAFA Challenge Cup.
According to the Ethiopian Football Federation’s (EFF) press release, 21 players were named for the regional competition. The team will be headed by Coach Seyoum Kebede and his assistant, Daniel Gebremariam.
The players are:
Goalkeepers (3): Binyam Habtamu (Hawassa City), Dereje Alemu (Sebeta) and Samson Assefa (Harar Beer).
Defenders (5): Girma Bekele (Hawassa), Aklilu Ayenew (Dedebit FC), Mehari Mena (CBE), Robel Girma and Moges Tadesse (Sidama Coffee).
Midfielders (8): Gatoch Panom and Massoud Mohammed (Eth. Coffee), Yared Zenabu & Mesfin Kidane (St. George), Elias Mamo (CBE), Tilahun Wolde (Defence), Abdulkarim Hassen (EEPCO) and Mulualem Mesfin (Arba Minch).
Forwards: (5): Yonathan Kebede (EEPCO), Dawit Fekadu (Dedebit FC), Amele Milkiyas (Arba Minch), Fuad Ibrahim (Minnesota Stars – USA) and Fikru Teffera (Thanh Hoa – Vietnam).
The 12 competing teams competing in this year’s competition were drawn in 3 groups:
Group A: Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya & South Sudan
Group B: Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi & S