Ethiopian Business Review

It is now already four years since the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy opened its doors to train young talents and bring an elevated performance amongst Ethiopian athletes and other sports persons. At the beginning of the current fiscal year, 148 young athletes graduated from the Academy in ten disciplines after four years of training. Overall, close to 500 individuals received trainings since May 2013. However, the achievements of the academy are full of contrasts. While some trainees secure contracts even before completing their training others are becoming just Certificate of Competence holders. EBR’s Adjunct writer Abiy Wondifraw explores the issue to report this.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:00
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It’s no secret that football is a popular sport among Ethiopians. But to date, only those fans that have been able to access stadiums have been able to experience matches between their favourite clubs. But all that may be changing in the coming years, as there have been rumours that the Ethiopian Premier League is in talks with companies to sponsor televised club matches. Some say this could revolutionize the way Ethiopians watch football matches. Others are less optimistic, saying that televised matches might not be so popular among fans. EBR’s Berihun Mekonnen spoke with industry insiders about what televised matches could mean for the Ethiopian Premier League.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:00
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The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League is the pinnacle of European club soccer, with teams battling to become the kings of Europe. But there is more at stake than a shiny trophy. The tournament is critical for the clubs financial success and poor performance could have a big impact on a club’s economic health.

Friday, 15 August 2014 06:00
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