The newly appointed Ethiopia coach Abraham Mebratu has called up on 34 players for the upcoming Total African Cup of Nations Qualifier Group F game against Sierra Leone in Hawassa on September 9.
The team is predominantly comprised of players from the local league whilst four players ply their trade abroad. As coach Abraham has expressed on his unveiling presser players who were recently summoned for national team duty and those with international game experience got chosen for the Sierra Leone assignment.
The Waliyas will enter residential camp in Hawassa comes August 7. The head coach is expected to trim the squad to 23 players before his charges take on the Western African nation.
Goalkeepers: Abel Mamo (Mekelakeya), Samson Asefa (Dire Dawa Ketema), Tekelemariam Shanko (Hawassa Ketema), Tsion Merede (ArbaMinch Ketema)
Defenders: Henok Adugna, Abdulkerim Mohammed, Salahdin Bargicho, Asechalew Tamene (Kidus Giorgis), Mujib Kassim, Solomon Habte, Amsalu Tilahun (Fasil Kenema), Addis Tesfaye (Mekelakeya), Awot GebreMikael (Ethio-Electric), Temesgen Castro, Ahmed Reshid (Ethiopia Bunna), Anteneh Tesfaye (Dire Dawa Ketema)
Midfielders: Gatoch Panom (El Gouna/Egypt), Mulualem Mesfin, Natnael Zeleke (both from Kidus Giorgis), Amanuel Yohannes (Ethiopia Bunna), Bezabeh Meleyo (Fasil Kenema), Shemeles Bekele (Petrojet/Egypt), Canaan Markneh (Adama Ketema), Tafese Solomon (Hawassa Ketema), Biniyam Belay (KF Skenderbeu Korce/Albania)
Forwards: Getaneh Kebede (Unattached), Abel Yalew, Behailu Asefa(both from Kidus Giorgis), Addis Gidey (Sidama Bunna), Omod Okuri (Smouha SC/Egypt), Dawa Hotessa (Adama Ketema), Abubakher Nessero (Ethiopia Bunna), Amanuel GebreMikael (Mekele Ketema), Israel Eshetu (Hawassa Ketema)
Source: Soccer Ethiopia