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Ethiopia 2 Nigeria 2, Saladin Seid scored twice

Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian Walias and the Nigerian Green Eagles drew 2-2 here today in Group B qualifier of the 2012 Orange African Nations Cup tournament, reported Ermias Amare. Former St. George player Saladin Seid scored both goals for Ethiopia, while Nigeria’s goals came from Ikechukwu Uche and Joseph Yobo. It was Uche who […]

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Mamitu Daska dominates in Albany 5K

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Mamitu Daska dominates in Albany 5K

Mamitu Daska takes the Freihofer’s 5K in Albany (Steve Jacobs, sjpics.com) Albany, USA – A record 4816 women jammed the streets of downtown Albany, New York, this morning for the 33rd running of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K, and it was Mamitu Daska, 27, from Ethiopia who proved swiftest of them all, dominating the […]

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Ethiopians hold off Kenyans to remain atop the 10K Bolder Boulder class

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Ethiopians hold off Kenyans to remain atop the 10K Bolder Boulder class

(Danver Post) BOULDER — It’s an important running rivalry, the Ethiopians vs. the Kenyans, each vying for road race supremacy. In recent years at the Bolder Boulder, Ethiopia has been dominant in the men’s team race. Monday was no different as Ethiopia won for the fifth consecutive year, but the victory was razor-thin. Ethiopia used […]

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Ethiopia’s Shumi Gerbada wins Stockholm Marathon

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Ethiopia’s Shumi Gerbada wins Stockholm Marathon

STOCKHOLM, May 28 (Xinhua) — Shumi Gerbada of Ethiopia Saturday won the the Stockholm Marathon with two hours, 14 minutes and seven seconds. Gerbada passed Dominic Pius Ondoro of Kenya and was ahead of other players until the last five kilometers. Ondoro ended second in 2:14:23. Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson won the women’s title for the […]

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A win’s a win, except when it feels like a loss

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A win’s a win, except when it feels like a loss

By Martin Cleary, The Ottawa Citizen A dejected Deriba Merga of Ethiopia sat on a low step in a busy section of the elite athletes’ finish-line compound looking anything like the champion of Saturday night’s Ottawa Race Weekend 10-kilometre race. It’s easy to understand why one of the world’s best distance runners was upset. But […]

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Villa dreams of lifting Champions League

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Villa dreams of lifting Champions League

Barcelona superstar David Villa has revealed he can think of nothing else than beating Manchester United this weekend and getting his hands on the Champions League trophy. The Spanish striker has hit 22 goals this season after swapping Valencia for Barca last summer in a £35m deal – and Villa wants to write his name […]

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It’s all over for Hargreaves as Ferguson confirms midfielder’s exit

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It’s all over for Hargreaves as Ferguson confirms midfielder’s exit

Manchester United have called time on Owen Hargreaves’ career at Old Trafford and will not offer him a new contract. The decision almost certainly brings an end to the midfielder’s playing days after a terrible time with knee problems. The 30-year-old managed only 39 appearances during nearly four seasons at United and his tendinitis injuries […]

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Why Nigeria should worry about Ethiopia –Okala

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Why Nigeria should worry about Ethiopia –Okala

By EMMA NJOKU Ex-international and one-time Africa’s best goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, MON, has advanced why Nigeria should not treat the forthcoming Africa Nations Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia with kids’ gloves. Although the Super Eagles won the first leg at the Abuja National Stadium 3–0, the former Enugu Rangers safest hands said that next month’s […]

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Ethiopia names 22 players for Nigerian Encounter

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Ethiopia names 22 players for Nigerian Encounter

Adane Girma (Photo) Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has named 22 players for the national team’s encounter with Nigeria in Group B of the African Nations Cup qualifier here on June 5, reported EthioFootball.com. St. George has 5 players selected followed by Defence Force (4), Dedebit FC (3), Ethiopian Coffee (2), Hawassa […]

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Ethiopia appoint Belgian Saintfiet as head coach

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Ethiopia appoint Belgian Saintfiet as head coach

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia have appointed former Zimbabwe and Namibia manager Tom Saintfiet as coach in place of Briton Iffy Onuora, who was sacked last month on “disciplinary grounds”. The 38-year old Belgian, whose contract details were not disclosed by the Ethiopian Football Federation on Thursday, will take charge of the Horn of Africa […]

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Deriba Merga saddened by loss of Sammy Wanjiru

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Deriba Merga saddened by loss of Sammy Wanjiru

Ethiopian was beaten by fallen Kenyan in Beijing Olympic, Fukuoka, London Marathons By Sabrina Yohannes, Special to Universal Sports NEW YORK — When Kenya’s Samuel Wanjiru won his debut marathon in Fukuoka in 2007 and took Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008, he was accompanied along much of the course by Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga, and […]

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Haile Gebrselassie wins his fourth Great Manchester 10km Run

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Haile Gebrselassie wins his fourth Great Manchester 10km Run

Haile Gebrselassie won his fourth Great Manchester 10km Run, while Britain’s Helen Clitheroe set a personal best in triumphing in the women’s race. Ethiopia’s Gebrselassie, 38, who beat Britain’s Chris Thompson, said: “My big challenge right now is trying to be better than the youngsters.” He added he hoped to compete in the marathon in […]

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Just how do Manchester United do it?

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Just how do Manchester United do it?

(The Daily Mail) So there we have it. Manchester United have done it again. Just as some of us thought they would all along. But how have they done it? How are they kings of English football yet again? UNGER I don’t know how United manage to maintain that hunger year in, year out. Different […]

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The trails keeping Ethiopia’s distance runners in sprint condition

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The trails keeping Ethiopia’s distance runners in sprint condition

The secret to those explosive finishes could be the training regime conducted in single file along unpredictable forest paths (www.guardian.co.uk) Apparently there are hyenas in this forest. I’m running behind Tadele Geremew Mulugeta, an Ethiopian marathon runner, zigzagging back and forth on tiny narrow trails, leaping over rocks, ducking under overhanging branches. It’s not like […]

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Ethiopian Football: St. George moves to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over Dire Dawa

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Ethiopian Football: St. George moves to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over Dire Dawa

(EthioSports) Dire Dawa – Defending champions St. George moved to 3rd place with a 2-0 victory over host Dire Dawa City here today. Meanwhile, Dedebit FC dropped to 4th place after a scoreless draw with Lideta Nyala in Addis Ababa, and Adama City scored a 1-0 victory over Sebeta City in Sebeta to move up […]

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Hell Clasico!

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Hell Clasico!

Jose Mourinho reacted bitterly to Real Madrid’s defeat by Barcelona last night by accusing UEFA of conspiring in favour of the Catalan team. Lionel Messi scored both goals in a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu Stadium which puts Barca on the brink of a Champions League final against Manchester United at Wembley next month. Mourinho, […]

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Rooney: I’m so sorry I said we weren’t good enough

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Rooney: I’m so sorry I said we weren’t good enough

Wayne Rooney has confessed he could not have been more wrong to question the quality of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad with Manchester United now on course for a European and domestic Double. The Barclays Premier League leaders have one foot in the Champions League final at Wembley after a resounding 2-0 win over Schalke in […]

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