CHAN 2014: Ethiopia face Libya

By goal post
In Africa
Jan 13th, 2014

Ethiopia national team is set make their debut at African Nations Championship (Chan) today as they face Libya in Group C in Bloemfontein.

Ethiopia national team coach Sewnet Bishaw

Ethiopia national team coach Sewnet Bishaw

The Walias return to South Africa hoping for better fortunes after a first round exit at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, while they made the quarter-finals of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya in December.

“The team l have brought here is ready to fight hard, and hey, this is football you never know the outcome,” Bishaw said.

“You do your best and see how things go and this is a different team from last time we were here but we will definitely be competitive, that l can guarantee to you.”

On a positive note, the return of defender Abebaw Butako and goalkeeper Sisay Bancha should help Ethiopia’s cause.