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Abate Names Ethiopia Squad For Sudan Friendly

Ethiopia national team head coach Wubetu Abate has named a 25-man squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Sudan.

The matches against Falcons of Jediane will be the first for Abate since renewing his contract with the Ethiopia Football Federation earlier last week.

The matches are expected to be played on September 23 and September 26 at Abebe Bikila Stadium, with the Ethiopians set to use the match to prepare their players for the 2023 African Nations Championship (Chan) finals, set to be hosted by Algeria early next year.

Ethiopia, who had ousted South Sudan in preliminary round of CHAN qualifiers, secured their ticket to Algiers after a 0-1 aggregate victory over Rwanda.

The Walia Ibex will know the teams that they will face in the group stages of the competition when the draw is completed on Saturday, 01 October 2022 in Algiers.

The draw will involve 18 countries that will participate in the event – an increase from 16 teams.

The participating countries that will take part in the finals set to be held between 13 January 2023 and 04 February 2023 are Algeria (host country), Morocco, Libya, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Niger together with.

Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, DR Congo, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola and Madagascar will also take part in the tournament that exclusively features players who compete in each qualifying nation’s respective leagues.

Ethiopia squad:


Bereket Amare (Ethiopia Bunna), Seid Habtamu (Adama), Daniel Teshome (Diredawa)


Asrat Tunjo (Ethiopia Bunna), Suleiman Hamid (St. George), Henok Adugna (St. George), Remedan Yessuf (St. George), Mignot Debebe (St. George), Git Gatkut (Sidama Bunna), Aschalew Tamene (Fasil Kenema), Frezer Kassa (Hadya Hossana)


Gatoch Panom (St. George), Ammanuel Yohannes (Ethiopia Bunna), Shimeles Bekele (El Gouna/Egypt), Surafel Dagnachew (Fasil Kenema), Bezabeh Meleyo (Fasil Kenema), Tafesse Solomon (Fasil Kenema), Mesud Mohammed (Adama), Kenaan Markneh (Mechal)


Bereket Desta (Mechal), Dawa Hottesa (Adama), Yigezu Bogale (Sidama Bunna), Chernet Gugssa (St. George)‌‌




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