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→
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.
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“.