Sports News of Wed, 7 Jun 20170

Ethiopia settle on 22-man squad for Ghana clash

The Ethiopia national team is expected to arrive in Ghana for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with on Thursday night.

Head coach Ashenafi Bekele has settled on a 22-man squad which will depart Addis Ababa early in the morning.

The Walya Antelopes squad is dominated by locals with Shemeles Bekele and Oumed Okuri the only foreign-based stars making the travelling party to Kumasi. Both players feature in the Egyptian Premier League with Petroject and El-Entag El-Harby respectively.

The Black Stars host the Ethiopians at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, June 11.

Ethiopia squad to face Ghana:

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Goalkeepers: Lealem Birhanu (Sidama Coffee), Abel Mamo (Mekelakeya), Jemal Tassew (Jimma Aba Coffee)

Defenders: Tesfaye Bekele (Adama Ketema), Salhadin Bergicho (St. George), Mujib Kassim (Adama Ketema), Ahmed Reshid (Ethiopia Coffee), Asechalew Tamene (St. George), Addis Tesfaye (Defence), Abdulkerim Mohammed (Ethiopia Coffee), Aneteneh Tesfaye (Sidama Bunna), Seyoum Tesfaye (Dedebit)

Midfielders: Shemeles Bekele (Petrojet, Egypt), Shemekit Gugesa (Dedebit), Biruk Kalbore (Adama Ketema), Gadissa Mebrate (Hawassa Ketema), Mulualem Mesfin (Sidama Coffee), Gatoch Panom (Ethiopia Coffee)

Forwards: Addis Gidey (Sidama Coffee), Getaneh Kebede (Dedebit), Abdulrahman Mubarak (Fasil Ketema), Oumed Okuri (El-Entag El-Harby, Egypt), Salahdin Said (St. George)

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