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Kenya Heads to Asmara for CECAFA Under-15 Tournament

CECAFA Under-15 regional tournament to be held in Asmara Eritrea
Backed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) and sponsored by FIFA, the CECAFA Under-15 regional tournament is the first of its kind to be staged in Africa, from Aug 17 – 1 Sep, in Asmara.

BY XINHUA

Kenya believes hosts Eritrea will be under pressure to top their group in the regional Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Under-15 tournament, which will take place from August 17 to September 1 in Asmara. Continue reading Kenya Heads to Asmara for CECAFA Under-15 Tournament

Cecafa to Host First Ever Under-15 Regional Tournament in Eritrea

CECAFA will host it’s first ever Under-15 regional football tournament in Eritrea, in August.

BY GILBERT WANDERA | STANDARD MEDIA

Council for East and Central Africa Football Association [CECAFA] will host it’s first ever Under-15 regional tournament in Eritrea.

The move is meant to develop the region’s capacity at this level according to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa. Continue reading Cecafa to Host First Ever Under-15 Regional Tournament in Eritrea

Football: The People’s Game

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr. Ahmed Ahmed, accompanied football federations officials from Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti conducts a working visit to Eritrea. (Photo: Drar Fisshaye)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO W. | SHABAIT

Football is a way of life in Eritrea. During evenings on the weekend, Asmara is filled with people of all ages wearing jerseys of the team they support. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona (I have six), and Real Madrid. A foreigner could be forgiven for assuming that the English Premier League or Spain’s La Liga had shifted headquarters. However, this is just an ordinary weekend in Asmara and Eritrea, in particular. Continue reading Football: The People’s Game

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Visits Eritrea

President Isaias Afwerki received FIFA President Gianni Vincenzo Infantino at Denden Guest House. Mr. Infantino also met with Commissioner for Sports and Culture, Ambassador Zemede Tecle, and toured Asmara UNESCO Heritage sites.

BY SHABAIT

President Isaias Afwerki today met and held talks with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at Denden Hall.

President Isaias during the meeting called on FIFA to keep-up the reformation programs it has already started and praised President Infantino’s visit to Eritrea as enhanced relations are means to better achievements. Continue reading FIFA President Gianni Infantino Visits Eritrea

Team ADO Den Haag Signs Hennos Asmelash

17-years-old Dutch-Eritrean defender Hennos Asmelash joins a Dutch premiere league team ADO Den Haag in a new contract that lasts till 2020.

By Mike Seium | For Eri-International Sports Blog,

Just after the signing of two players from the Swedish Premier league, in the city of the Hague where the 1998 border issue between Eritrea and Ethiopia was solved, another 17-year-old Eritrean teenage player has emerged.

Hennos Asmelash and his family along with a new team mate dotted their signatures for a new contract that will last until the year 2020 with a Dutch premiere league team ADO Den Haag.

The club currently sits in the 15th place spot and must remain in the same spot if it wants to remain in the Eredivise (Dutch Premier League). Continue reading Team ADO Den Haag Signs Hennos Asmelash

New Generation of Eritrean Soccer Stars Making Headlines in 2017

Coming from Swedish side IFK Norrköping, Swedish – Eritrea international midfielder Tesfaldet Tekie (19) has officially joined KAA Gent on a €1.6 million deal that is going to last until 2020.

By Mike Seium | Eri-International Sports,

Amazing achievements that were due to pay dividends in time are starting to bear fruit in 2017 already. Young Eritreans by heritage are embarking on great success stories in the international soccer arena.

A 19 year old midfielder and play maker who was a member of the Swedish champion from last year IFK Norrkoping has been bought by Belgian premiere league team “KAA Gent” also known as “The Buffalo“.

This move comes at a time when another Eritrean star Alexander Isak is being courted by one of the world’s top teams Real Madrid. Continue reading New Generation of Eritrean Soccer Stars Making Headlines in 2017