Ethiopian Business Review

Representing Ethiopia in International Football Tournament

Bamlak Tessema is one of six referees in Africa selected by FIFA to officiate the games of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Bamlak will represent his country on the world stage, 48 years after another Ethiopian referee, the late Seyoum Tarekegn, took part in the 1970 tournament in Mexico. The 38 year old international referee has had an interesting journey to reach to this level. EBR’s adjunct writer Abiy Wendifraw sat down with the Bamlak to learn about his career.

Saturday, 07 July 2018 02:05
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Enjoying live football, in stadiums with fans and friends alike is a popular way of spending leisure time in almost every corner of the world. Sometimes, however, the ‘beautiful game’ takes an ugly turn. Football violence in Ethiopia is creating chaos and unrest during matches, sometimes fuelled by anger at referee decisions, and sometimes for reasons that are unrelated to football. EBR adjunct writer Abiy Wondifraw reports. 

Sunday, 03 June 2018 17:25
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Dedebits Successful President Aspires EFF Leadership

The story of football in Ethiopia has had many twists and turns. Many people have passed through and left their mark on the sport, including some like Awol Abdurehim (Col.). After establishing and successfully managing Dedebit Football Club, he is now one of the candidates for the leadership of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF). The embattled organisation has postponed the election six times since October 2017. EBR’s Abiy Wendifraw explores the career of the sporting giant.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:00
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