Waliya’s in Ghana for AFCON 2019 qualifier match

Waliya’s in Ghana for AFCON 2019 qualifier match Waliya’s in Ghana for AFCON 2019 qualifier match

Ethiopia national team a.k.a “Waliya’s” have arrived in Ghana on Thursday ahead of African Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifier match ahead of their opening 2019 qualifier in Kumasi.

The Waliyas Antelopes have headed to Ghana for with just two foreign-based payers in their squad, relying heavily on call-ups from St George Football Club, who are unbeaten in the African Champions League.


The squad flown to Kumasi when they have landed in Ghanaian capital of Accra so that they can prepare well in time for Sunday's game.

Newly appointed coach Ashenafi Bekele called up only the Egypt-based duo of Shemeles Bekele and Oumed Okuri for the Group F game on Sunday.

Oumed has scored nine goals in all competitions for El Entag El Harby this season.

Abdurahman Mubarak, Ame Mohammed and Awet GebreMikael were handed a first call up to the national team.

The squad also includes Getaneh Kebede, who previously played in South Africa, and Salahadin Seid, who is back at St. George after a spell in Egypt.

He is the top scorer in this year's Champions League and got the winning goal on Saturday when the Addis Ababa outfit beat AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group C.

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