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የሎንዶኑ አንባቢዬ ዘይኑ ኡስማንን ጨምሮ አለማየሁ ገመዳም ሳይቀር የትላንቱን የሰዉነት ቢሻዉ ስንብት ተከትሎ እንኳን ደስ ያለህ የሚል መልእክት ልከዉልኛል፡፡ሄርሜላም እንደዛዉ…..በበኩሌ ሰዉነት ሲመጡ ሆነ ሲሄዱ የሚሰማኝ ስሜት አንድ ነዉ፡፡በሁለቱም አልደሰትም አልከፋም፡-ምክንያት ዋልያዉ የሚጋጠመዉ ከራሱ ሀገር ሰዎች ጋር ሳይሆን ከተጋጣሚ ተቃራኒዎች ጋር ስለሆነ….

ዋናዉ የነገሮች ማጠንጠኛ እና መከራከሪያ የሰዉነት ስብእና ሳይሆን የሰሩት ስራ ነዉ፡፡በርግጥ ሰዉነት በ2ት አጽናፎች መሀል ላይ የተቀመጡ ሰዉ ሁነዋል፡፡ገሚሱ ጀግና ባለራእይ ይላቸዋል፡፡የተቀረዉ ደግሞ የሰሩት ስራ ይህን ስያሜ አያሰጣቸዉም፡-ይላል፡፡

አሁንም ማጠንጠኛዉ ሰዉነት ሳይሆኑ ስራቸዉ ነዉ፡፡እኔም ማብራራት የምፈልገዉ ስለሰሩት ነገር ነዉ፡፡ከ2004ቱ ሴካፋ ጅምሮ ከሰዉነት ቡድን ጋር በደቡብ አፍሪካ ሁለት ጊዜ በናይጄሪያ እና ታንዛኒያ በቅርበት ከሰዉነት ቡድን ጋር ነበርኩ፡፡

ሰዉነት ማሰልጠን ከጀመሩ 30 አመታት አስቆጥረዋል፡፡የዛሬ 2ት አመት በሴካፋ ዉድድር ላይ ወደ ታንዛንያ በሄድንበት ወቅት እንዲህ ብለዉኝ ነበር፡፡”እነ ካሳሁን ተካ ጋር ጓደኞች ነን፡፡እነሱ አሰልጣኝ እኔ ደግሞ አስተማሪ ነበርኩ፡፡እናም እኔስ ለምን አላሰለጥንም የሚል ሀሳብ በአእምሮዬ መጣ፡፡ከዛም ገባሁበት”ብለዉኝ ነበር፡፡

ሰዉነት በክለብ ደረጃ ማሰልጠን ከጀመሩ አንስቶ በዉጤት ደረጃ የሚነሳ ታሪክ የላቸዉም፡፡የምጽፈዉም ታሪካቸዉን ነዉ፡፡4ት ክለቦችን አዉርደዋል፡፡ጭማድን  በ70ዎቹ..- መብራት ሀይልን በ1980…ኒያላን አዲሱ ፕሪሚየር ሊግ ከተጀመረ በኋላ በ2002 ደግሞ ትራንስን አዉርደዋል፡፡የሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ አከባቢ ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ ያለተወካይ የቀረዉ በሰዉነት ነዉ፡፡

ይህን ነገር ሰዉነትን ሳወራቸዉ የሚሰጡኝ ምክንየት የተለያየ ነዉ፡፡አንዴ ተጫዋቾች አድመዉብኝ አንዴ ደግሞ ታምሜ …ወዘተ የሚል ነበር፡፡

በብሂራዊ ቡድን ደረጃ ከ1989 እስከ 2006 በተለያየ ጊዜ መርተዋል፡፡በዋና እና ምክትልነት ያመጡት የሴካፋ ዋንጫ በአሰልጣኘነት ታሪካቸዉ ብቸኛዉ ነዉ፡፡ሌላዉ ሪከርዳቸዉ ዋልያ በ1989 በግብጽ 8ለ1 የተሸነፈበት ነዉ፡፡ይህም በሀገሪቱ ታሪክ ትልቁ ግብ የተቆጠረበት ሪከርድ ነዉ፡፡

ከናይጄሪያ ጋር በተለያዩ መድረኮች ወደ 7 ጊዜ ተገናኝተዉ አንዱንም ማሸነፍ አለመቻላቸዉ ሌላዉ ሀቅ ነዉ፡፡

1989 ላይ ግብጽን የገጠሙት ለአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ማጣሪያ ነበር፡፡በ2004ት ደግሞ እድለኛ ሁነዉ ሱዳን እና ቤኒንን አገኙ፡፡ላለፉት 31 አመታት ዋልያዉ ለአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ያላለፈዉ በምእራብና ሰሜን አፍሪካ ሀገራት ስንክሳሩን እየበላ ነበር፡፡አሁን ግን ሁለቱ በንጽጽር ደካማ የሆኑት ጋር ተገናኙና ሁለቱንም እኩል ወጥተዉ አለፉ፡፡ያለፉበት መንገድ ከስሜት ነጻ ሁኖ ላየዉ ዋያዉ እንዴት በጭንቅ መከራ አቻ እንደወጣ ማስተዋል ይችላል፡፡

በአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ከዛምቢያ ጋር በተጫወቱ ማግስት ቡርኪናን እንደሚያሸንፉ ነገሩኝ፡–እንዲህ ነበር ያሉኝ፡—-እነሱ በአየር ላይ ከበረሩ እኛም እንበራለን ምንም አያስፈራንም አሉ፡–እናም 4ለ0 ተሸነፉ፡፡ዉድድሩ በአጠቃላይ 7ለ1 ተሸናፊነት አለቀ፡፡

7ለ1 የተሸነፈዉ ከ16 ቡድን 16ተኛ የወጣዉ የኔ የናንተ እና የሠዉነት ቢሻዉ ዋልያ ነዉ፡፡አሁን በአመቱ ደግሞ በቻን ምንም ነገር ሳይኖር በዉርደት ዋልያዉ ተመለሰ፡፡ዉርደቱ የሁላችንም ነዉ!!

በመሀሉ የአለም ዋንጫ ማጣሪያ ነበር፡፡ሴንትራል አፍሪካ እና ቦትስዋና በእግር ኳስ ካርታ ላይ ስማቸዉን በደማቅ ያላጻፉ ሀገራት ናቸዉ፡፡ደቡብ አፍሪካንም አዲስ አበባ ላይ እንዴት ዋልያዉ እንዳሸነፈ የአደባባይ ሚስጥር ነዉ፡፡

እኔ ና ሰዉነት ሁሌም ስንገናኝ ስለ ኳስ እናወራለን፡፡ግዮን ሆቴል ግምገማ ላይም ይህንን ጠየቅኳቸዉ፡–የአፍሪካ 10ሩ ምርጥ ቡድን የተባልነዉ እነ ቦትስዋናን አሸንፈን ነዉ፡፡ናይጄሪያ ከመጀመሪያዉ ምድብ ዉስጥ ቢኖር እዚህ እንደርስ ነበር ወይ አልክዋቸዉ፡–

ምንም አልሰሰቱም፡–በጭራሽ አንችልም፡፡አንደርስም ነበር፡፡ናይጄሪያ ያሸንፈንና ከመንገድ ላይ እንቀር ነበር፡፡1974ት ላይ ናይጄሪያን እነደማንችለዉ ይነገር ነበር፡፡አሁንም አናሸንፍም፡፡ለወደፊቱም አናሸንፍም፡–በአንተ ልጆች እና ልጅ ልጆችም አናሸንፍም አሉኝ፡፡

ይህን ሲሉኝ ለናይጄረያዉ የወዳጅነት ጨዋታ 2ት ቀን ቀርተዋቸዉ ነበር፡፡

እንደህ እንዲህ እያለ ሰዉነት ትላንት ተሰናበቱ፡፡በኔ እምነት ሰዉነት ለአሰልጣኝነት አልተፈጠሩም፡፡ይህንን ያስባለኝ ስራቸዉ ነዉ፡፡እሳቸዉ ጥሩ አባት የሚሆኑ ይመስለኛል፡፡ጥሩ የሥራ መሪም እንደዛዉ…ግን የስልጠና ዘመናቸዉ ስኬት ግን ለአሰልጣኝነት በቁ አያደርጋቸዉም፡፡በጀርመን ሊፕዚግ ከተማ የወሰዱት ኮርስ ለአሰልጣኝነት መሰረት ቢሆናቸዉም ሜዳ ላይ ግን አልታየም፡፡

ደጉ እና አይናለም የሊቢያ ቀን ተሰለፉ፡፡የሳቸዉ እምነት ነበር መሰለፋቸዉ…..በ2ተኛዉ ጨዋታ ግን በተመልካች ግፊት ተቀየሩ እና ሳላሀዲን ከቢያድግልኝ ጋር ተጣመረ፡፡እንግዲህ በአሰላለፍ ላይ በሌሎች የሚመሰረቱ ከሆነ ስራቸዉን እየተወጡ አደለም ማለት ነዉ፡፡

አንድ ቀን አርሂቡ የተባለዉ ፕሮግራም ላይ ይህን ብለዉ ነበር፡—ድሮ ቤቴን ሰርቼ ሳልጨርስ..እዳዮንም ሳልከፍል በኮሚቴዎች ተጽእኖ ስር እወድቅ ነበር፡፡እሸበር ነበር…አሁን ግን ሀሉም ነገር አለኝ…

ሶኮሎቭ አዲስ አበባ ዉስጥ የነበረ ታዋቂ የጽንስ ሰፔሻሊስት ነበር፡፡ሰዎች ሰዉነትን ከክለቦች ጋር  ባመጡት ዉጤት የማዉረድ ነገራቸዉን ለማጉላት የሠጣቸዉ ስም መሆኑን በ1990ዎቹ መጀመሪያ ላይ ከዉጡ ጋዜጦች ላይ አንብቤያለሁ፡፡አሁን ደግሞ የ31 አመት ጥያቄ በመመለሳቸዉ ባለራእይ ተብለዋል፡፡በዚህ መሀል የዋልያዉ አሰልጣኝ ብቃት ሰዎችን ያነጋግራል፡፡

ሰዉነት ካወቅኳቸዉ ጊዜ ጀምሮ ጥሩ ወዳጆች ነን፡፡ጥሩ ሳይሆኑ ሲቀሩ ጥሩ እንዳልሆኑ የምነግራቸዉ…ስለተጫዋቾች ሁኔታ እና አሰላለፍ ሲጠይቁኝ የምነግራቸዉ…..ወደ ዉጭ ሀገር አብረን ስንሄድ እቃ ማጋዛቸዉ ወዳጅ ናቸዉ፡፡ግን በብሂራዊ ቡድን ጉዳይ ደግሞ አዉነት እዉነቱን ብቻ ያለመሸነጋገል እያወራን 3አመት ኑረናል፡፡በጥቅም ተደልሎ ከሰሩት ነገር በላይ ማዉራት ያለ ብቃታቸዉ ማግነን እንደሌለብኝ እሳቸዉም ያቃሉ፡—እንኳን ደስ ያለህ ያላችሁኝ ሰዎች እዚህ መንገድ ላይ ተላልፈናል እና ሀሳባችሁን ቀይሩ….

ለሰዉነት ቢሻዉ መልካም እድል!!ቀጣዩ ጊዜዎን ደቡብ አፍሪካ ላይ እንዳሉት በንግድ አሊያም አንድ ክለቡ ወይም ብሂራዊ ቡድን በማሰልጠን እናያቸዉ ይሆናል፡፡ዢሩን ኢቲ ፉፋ—-ህይወት ትቀጥላለች፡፡

 

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  1. Anonymous

    April 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    erasehu neh zeregna

  2. Anonymous

    February 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

    seid mehon alebh

  3. Anonymous

    February 10, 2014 at 5:43 am

    አትጠራጠር አማራ ከልልን አትረግጣተትም ዘረኛ

  4. Anonymous

    February 10, 2014 at 5:41 am

    ሰኢድ እንደዚሀ ደደብነሀ ብየ አልጠብቅም ነበር የሰዉነት ሰኬት ሲሆን እድል ትላለህ ዉድቀት ሲሆን ጠፋቱ የሱ ነዉ ትላለህ ሚዛናዊ ሁን የአሰለልጣኞች ጎራ እንዳለ እናቃለን ጎራ መያዝህም በግልጽ ይታያል በቅዱስ ጊዮርጊሰ ቡጨ እንደምትኖርም እናቃለን ደደብ የሚለዉ ቃል ያንስብሃል እንጂ ብየሃለሁ አሰልጣኝ ለመሆን ኳስ ተጫዋች መሆን አይጠብቅብህም ይህን እንኳ አታቅም ኮርማ አህያ አንተ ዘረኛ ነገሩ etv aydeleh

  5. Anonymous

    February 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    mekegna

  6. Anonymous

    February 10, 2014 at 5:16 am

    kebet neh maseb yitesaneh ante 8-1 yesachew recerd arekew delachewen bedel newe alek dedebena newe.nefetam neh ayigeremehem antem le gazetegnenet aletefeterkem mekeneyatum bezeregnenat angoleh yizore newe.anteko federation wuset zeray yale meselok laseleten satel atekerem………

  7. Anonymous

    February 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Instead of being concerned with the state of education in Ethiopia, you should first realize that you are actually hurting your own cause by resorting to pointless name calling such as illiterate, brainless, idiot. Because this is not how any civilized or “educated” person communicates, when she/he has a different point of few. Learn to disagree without being obscenely disagreeable.
    I will leave you with this useful quote,
    “Before you open your mouth to point out someone else’s flaws, take a quick look at yourself and make sure you’re perfect first!”

    Peace

  8. ene

    February 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    If you are the best Ethiopia produces, it is a shame with the education system. You do not know what you are talking about and your writings on Sewnet has always been focused on the negative. It is not to say that Sewenet has not made mistakes because he has. However, compared to any coach in Ethiopian history, he has achieved the most. Do not try to minimize his achievement by saying we played Benin and Sudan. Look at the away record of our National Team prior to him taking over. Use statistics to prove your point. If luck is as easy as this, then he should buy a lottery ticket everyday. In conclusion, you are an illiterate brainless idiot who probably belonged doing something else for a living. You are disgusting!

  9. Anonymous

    February 8, 2014 at 6:51 am

    mesuden menamen telaleh ende k mesude ga men aganachew ant neh jazeba
    bill

  10. Kurabachew

    February 8, 2014 at 6:35 am

    “ናይጄሪያ ከመጀመሪያዉ ምድብ ዉስጥ ቢኖር እዚህ እንደርስ ነበር ወይ አልክዋቸዉ”
    hehe so funny… how about the other country who met nigeria in the semi final who finish 3rd or 4th? could that country get 3rd/4th in ACN if they met Nigeria Earlier? what a foolish analogy!!!!

  11. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Anonymous 1 min ago

    Leban Leba wushetamen wushetam malet yelemedeben 2 days ago

    We’ve all had problems and I don’t think no one is prefect. So sometimes we need to compromise and support people who are trying to do something to this country. I believe this is how a rational being thinks. But there are some people who refuse to think realistically about the issue at hand. In the face of irresistible opinion, they stick religiously to their own, evidently naughty, assessments. And of course, we’ve never been shamefaced of such disobedience ourselves, right?
    It’s in almost everyone’s personal self-interest to continue to be irrational about the issue, but it’s against the best interests of society as a whole. And this is the most serious social problem we face today, more serious than poverty, because this is the problem that prevents us from solving other problems. The way our journalists think, the way they rely information to the public. It is these bottle necks that drag us back twice for every ups we make. Of course we all know those national icons, heroes ready to die for the truth, those are beyond this assumption and I don’t even have the basic aptitude to speak about them.
    As to my understanding, correct me if I am wrong, a journalist should behave to different rules and most of all respect the public, telling the reality or the logic not what he/she likes or hates. I fell sorry when a government employed journalist spent time attempting to discourage people, people trying to do something for this country. Misusing public property and trading dignity to win over personal clashes, this is embarrassment.
    Long story short Seid ki… thank you for misusing our money for this nonsense activity. Could you stop it know please? At list when you talk about Coach Sewnet use appropriate words. For instance ሰዉነት ቢሻዉ በፊፋ ተባረሩ!!! ስታድየም ተቀጥሮ ካዛንቺስ የተሰናበተ የመጀመሪያዉ አሰልጣኝ …. What does this mean? This is a speech that one expects from sluts …
    This statement is against his legal right as it reflects humiliation but at list he done something for this country, isn’t it? The second example from this blog itself ሰዉነት መባረሩን ….. what does this mean? If I were him, I would have file your case and sue you in a court!
    Coach, I know you are not a perfect person and I know you have some problems but there is no one at this moment that can do better than what you are doing for this country … we shall see the new coach very soon and then everyone who spits on you will appreciate what you have done! The time will come!
    Thank you Coach Long Live!
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  12. mufte

    February 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    ያስቀመጥካቸው ነጥቦች አሳምነውናል

  13. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    sai
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    Saied kezhe befte ewodhe nebre ahune gine TELHU .yetsthu asteyaetochen bednbe anbebe .ahunem 30 amete metebekachen saied aykrem saied dese yebelhe

  14. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    sewenet is my best coach. i am so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Betel Tekola

    February 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ok,but seido still u r in the GK philosophy…………….

  16. Befrdu

    February 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Mawrat ena mesrat yleyayalu dar lay kuch belh atawra, Nigeriam bihon yashenfen be dagna adlwo enji be walyawoch dekmet alneberem, Aseltagn Sewnewt ena Walyawochu le 31 ametat yalagnenewn desta agonatsfewnal hulgiziem yegna jegnoch honew yenoralu.

  17. mimi

    February 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    seid yalew neger tikikil new ene yemilew gin zare seletebareru yihnen alk weyis dirom tilew yenebere new?
    lemanignawim tiru sira sertewal ahun gin menesatachew tiru new bay negn.
    leserut sira gin misgana yigebachewal!!

  18. yohannes

    February 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Hey said, i read ur view on ur writing, i feel something that u r wrong in some aspect. what is that? u wrote sewenet’s history, may be it is true or not i dont actually know about it but almost all it is the negative sides of his job why didnt u write about sewenet’s positive side on his job. I dont think that he hasn’t any positivity of job. i have a reason to say like this because it will be good for balanced thought to decide whether sewenet is good coach or not—u as a journalists is expected to do this but u did the audience one view. i said these again because i dont know any other coach who is succefull for our country for the last three decades like sewenet bishaw even i dont know the details. the last but not the least, in my opnion i dont think it is the right way to only blame one’s job in all sector, but it is the right one to appreciate th positive side and to tell the wrong one in optimistic way. that is the only way if our football is needed to be improved!!

  19. Jeremiah

    February 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Mr. Said Kier Yaregkew neger tiru hono sale gin betwesene melku mizanun yaldefa neger new, biyans silaregew tiru negerem mezerzer neberebeh. lemanegnawem belewetu destegna negn. Mengizem WALYA WALYA WALY,……

  20. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 11:29 am

    እኔም አሳምነው ያሸነፉት ጨዋታ የለም ባይነኝ፡፡ ለምንድ ነው ግን መሞገስን ብቻ የምንወደው? የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ አንጀቱ ሲያር እነሱ ግን በአገር ገንዘብ ባለሀብት ሆኑ እና ከዚህ በላይ አይበቃቸውም እንዴ?

  21. Mengistie

    February 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Saied kIER,

    This is an indication that your stupidity has no limit. Please stop blaming individuals, and concentrate on system. Your mind and inside is totally in dark, and unable to produce something positive. How can we built the society in a country with a full of stupid journalist like saied kier. are you graduated or prepare such gloomy article by experience, to be honest, as far as my knowledge, most Ethiopian Journalist lack apposite capacity and low graded student and you were one of them. You are lucky, you join the ETV as sport journalist working as defamist of Hero Ethiopians that is your mission, we know you. Please don’t forget that no one give you license to defame others, and i advise you to stop, talking about Sew net-a coach, really he is an Ethiopian hero.

  22. ወረኛው

    February 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

    ሰይድ በጣም የማከብርህ ጋዜጠኛ ነበርክ አሁን ግን ጠባብ ጋዜጠኛ እንደሆንክ ለማወቅ ችያለሁ ወረኛ ወረኛ……….ወረኛ……….ወረኛ…………

  23. xyxy

    February 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Offffffffffff hulum selrasu new wunet sele Ethiopia foot ball miyasib sew yale ayimesilegnim erasu Seid

  24. February 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

    በእድልም ይሁን በጨዋታ በ31 ዓመታችን ወደ አፍሪቃ ዋንጫ የመለሰንን ሰው አገራችንን ማየት ከምንፈልግበት ቦታ እንድናያት ያበቃንን ሰው ምንም እንኳን አመስግነን በጨዋ ደንብ መሸኘት ሲገባን ጥፋትም ቢሰራ ጥፋትህ ይህ ነው ይህንን አርም ማለት ሲገባን ነገር ካለፈ በኃላ የምንባላው

  25. ERMIAS

    February 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I Am sorry…………. seid! U only see and try to tell us always……… his faults WHY ?

  26. Abebe

    February 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I think we have to be fair in criticizing Mr Sewent! Am sorry seid! u only see and try to tell us his faults!
    Where is his legacy?u had to tell us zat too! u have to write it in balanced way !okay when ever we want to fire this person we have to give him a credit too for his dedications made to his country!
    Okay “we need better in our football and we need another person that can do better than sewent does ” should be a reason! that is over!!As a journalist ,come up with balanced thoughts!That is it!!

  27. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Seid Kiar u r so stupid. what about saying thank you! i don’t think this is professional ethics. what did u do to ur country? if this wasn’t sport & it was politics, u wouldn’t say a thing.

  28. xxxxxxx

    February 7, 2014 at 8:24 am

    aha!!! this shows your corner of stupidity. Saied Kiar is stupid. i know him very well. he was not disciplined in the her higher education. his rudeness going up with his life!!!!

  29. solomon

    February 7, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Being a football coach is not the only game that u win by chance but others which do not require professionalism like sucess of sewenet any way we thank a lot sewnet the only person who did his best rather only talking as ethiopian journalists.

  30. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 7:59 am

    yematereba nehe bewentu, ante lhagerehe min serahe. werigna, toltulula nehe bakhe. metechete kelal new meserat new enji. he is really a great coach. i think lack a discipline . setesedadeb yadek yemiselignal. especially you dont know the word thank you

  31. me

    February 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    if this is from ur heart, it is good article i have ever read from ur site! thank u seid

  32. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 7:20 am

    We do have such journalists who are opportuinistic.

    I always fill sad by such opportunistic man who do not have the ethics and skills of Journalis. With whom are you comparing the Ethiopian foot ball achievement and coach Sewunet Bishaw’s successes? Do not you know the history of Ethiopian foot ball? If the text is written by a journalist I will be surprised guys. The coach bring this thing from nothing. If you are journalist why do not you blame the government specifically the football federation who did not lie ground works and who spent all the time on ‘tiriki miniki’ activities. I think you had something behindhand which failed to achieve. “We respect coach Sewunet Bishaw”.

  33. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 7:10 am

    @khalid tekekel belehal,betam amesegenehalehu endante kebezu angel yemiyayu sewoch ethiopia yasefelguatal,seid sibeza stupid new.menewu antene ETV beketerehe ena basetemarekachewu.10qbro

  34. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 7:07 am

    tekekel belehal,betam amesegenehalehu endante kebezu angel yemiyayu sewoch ethiopia yasefelguatal,seid sibeza stupid new.menewu antene ETV beketerehe ena basetemarekachewu.10qbro

  35. Mengistu Dilnessaw

    February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Mr Sewunet Bishaw had done his best in the past time. Now we need a better and best club for Ethiopia who can defend and win the games we face in the future, so change is necessary, we need change we need a new victory, but we thanks a lot for his unlimited effort of Sewenet Bishaw !!

  36. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Ouchh… The truth hurts. Saeid Kiar told the truth, Supported by strong points and most of us, as rational human beings must evaluate it. We should not blindly hate on the journalist. If you have reasons to support the couch tell us, as saied did and convince us. IF YOU DON’T HAVE SOLD REASONS TO SUPPORT DON’T BOTHER!

  37. Anonymous

    February 7, 2014 at 5:49 am

    u mentioned stupid things. do you think both in chan and africa cap both teans which reach for the final game were from the group where ethiopia were present. that means we were ruled outby the teams which were the best in both torunaments . let us see nigeria which make us out of world cap and it is the best team in africa. so is is the big thing being bitten by teams which were better than others not only ethiopia only in africa. pls let us make our habit to give apriciation for those person’s like SEWINET who make somethings better than we expect befor

  38. muluyemelaku

    February 7, 2014 at 4:26 am

    q

  39. muluyemelaku

    February 7, 2014 at 4:24 am

    hulame techelalehe

  40. khalid

    February 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    This is not balanced at all.

    If we are to evaluate his achievements, we need to compare it with the achievement of all other local coaches that were in charge of the team before. This is normal statistical requirement to get an unbiased result. That’s when we can learn how improved the team was under Sewnet.

    For example, the nigerian born british coach took almost the same team to nigeria and lost 4 nill while sewnet lost 2 nill to a much stronger nigerian team (African champions) through an unfair penalty and a late free kick goal. They also showed guts and maturity when against the stronger nigerian side.

    It’s also important to remember that beating benin and sudan to make it to AFCON 2013 was not an easy task at the time, given walya’s status and history. All of a sudden, you claim those team were not strong , while conveniently forgetting both sudan and benin have had very recent participation in the african cup compared to our team.

    Asking for a better coach is not the problem, but belittling the improvement the team has shown by claiming sewnet aychilim minamin is very immature. Who are you comparing him with to claim he is not good ? who else is better than him as attested by 31 years of failure ? The funny part is you list all his past failures as if he can not improve. Obviously, he did. He adopted defensive football and better defensive organization. At least that stopped most team from scoring half a dozen goals against us as usual.

    Anyways, we all await for the next game under the next coach to evaluate this decision.

  41. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    ልክ ብለሀል ሰይዶ እሰይይይይ 2አመት ሙሉ አጃጃለን እኮ ብቻ እንዳባቶቹ ምክንያት ምክንያት ውይይይይ ተገላገልን ።እዛው ወደ አስተማሪነትህ ግባ ምን ይታወቃል እዛም ታወርድ ይሆናል ።

  42. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    yehne sewunet nech bihone noro, pa yeEthiopian kuas keyerew minamin eyalik tilefelif neber…u got a big mouth!

  43. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    kinat endalebih yasetawukal…ewuket bezitobihal.jeziba!

  44. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    sure

  45. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Ya this is what upsets Saied. I really felt sorry for him. He is among the few talented sport journalists I love so so much and have never read such a biased article of him. What happened Saied??? Why should u write such a story when he leaves the job?? I think u dont deserve to be such a low-class individual who can only see into one’s weakness!!

  46. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Shokaka asmesay ….. ende esist eyetelkesekesk were awra weregna

  47. me

    February 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    as far as i know journalists has to be fair while presenting their idea. But this guy is totally unfair though he mentioned some facts

  48. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    True sewenet menem aychlem said gene lamen akoyehue?

  49. habtamu

    February 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    sewenet made remarkable result in ethiopia football ! ”WHO MADE ETHIOPIAN TEAM RE APPEAR IN AFRICAN CUP AFTER 31 YEAR, ONLY ‘SEWENT’ I PROUD FOR COACH SEWENT!! I DON’T DENY THE SUCCESS WHAT THE COACH MADE, LONG LIFE TO SEWNET!!!!! BUT I AM SORRY BY ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE LIKE” SAID”

  50. natnm

    February 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    yes, he have said that before! which leads me to where have u been your self that you did not see his post?

  51. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Sewnet is really unforgettable coach in every Ethiopian mind. Seid you said it all but add some good about the coach. Love you Coach!! Love you Seido!!

  52. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Appreciated you!!

  53. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Eski wonde kehonshi yehe copy maderegeshin tetshi ande report be engelizegna tsefshi blog adergi … lemayawukeshi anchi asemesaye ….anchi keyetem amechew …

  54. Alex

    February 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Hi seido just pinpointing somebodies mistake is what is we Ethiopian Good at instead of providing possible and practical solution. You know what i read Genene (libro) megazine for almost 5 years u know what i am tired of it it is all illusion so please why you two or three(GKA and Seid) guys create a team and show as what u believe instead of talk DONT TALK JUST DO IT.

  55. zeriyhun

    February 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Bbewunat sayo sibeza gegena nah.endh be geletsnat lesswunt dekam ena tenkara gonun hulam metnegeraw kehon ladenkh ewodalew kegerba honaw mismar kemetkele endh flefit mengeru naw.ante gen hulam le hlinah metnor saw nah.endh ewunaten be adebabaye minager saw naw zare yetefaw and anten agintenale.berta wodfit.

  56. be real

    February 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    look at international journalist comment on our team when Nigeria beaten us twice.
    this is enough for every discussion in this blog.dot use bad word and something else to convey people.think globally act locally.

  57. Haile

    February 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you Saied Kiar. He really deserves to be called Sokolov. It was mere luck which brought us this far, no more no less.

  58. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    በወደቀ ግንድ ምሳር ይበዛል።

  59. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    ሰይድ: እንኳን ደስአለህ ያሉህኮ ያለምክነያት አይደለም። በጣም አብዘተኸዋል ።ከስራቸው ይልቅ ሰብዕናቸው ላይ ታተኩራለህ። የሰዎችን ደካማጎን ብቻ የምንቆጥር ከሆነ: ጨለምተኝነትነወር። ሌሎች ስራዎችን በውድም በሰውነት ላይ ያነጣጠሩ ዘገባዎችህ ሁሉም ሚዛን የሳቱና የጥላቻ መሰል ነበሩ። ጥሩ ስራዎችህን አታበላሻቸው።

  60. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I knew it is you Mr. Journalist who wrote this comment. You are the most ignorant, arrogant, … stupid … lazy … person that I have ever seen in my life! The damage is already done it is passed … why do you keep telling the public this point less arguments who are you after all to tell this …. what have u done for this country? we all know why the coach is sucked …. you will pay the price.
    WE LOVE U COACH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. sol

    February 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    do u remember your prediction when Ethiopia play with Nigeria/i think 2004/, you were the only man to say Ethiopia will loose with more Goals, and the result became 4 to 0. it shows your looking of Ethiopia football. i am proud on you, Ethiopian Team was very lucky team…. those who know football knows it.

  62. sol

    February 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    do u remember your prediction when Ethiopia play with Nigeria/i think 2003/, you were the only man to say Ethiopia will loose with more Goals, and the result became 4 to 0. it shows your looking of Ethiopia football. i am proud on you, Ethiopian Team was very lucky team…. those who know football knows it.

  63. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    የት ነበርህ እስከዛሬ የድሉ ባለቤት ጀግናው ምናምን ምናምን ሲባል እረ ሀቁ ይህ ነው አትልም ነበር ?

  64. Eldu

    February 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hey man what’s wrong with you? I am and will be one of your fans reading all articles you posted related to Sport. But this time I found you unbalanced and a kind of sinic person (fault finder) filled with hater. you name it what, Ato Sewunet has gave us what we want and what others failed to … why are you blaming and insulting him with the worst and rude words that you could write including Sokolove bla bla .. ? I can tell you that no one achieved a great personality and publicity this way and your dreamed self picturing up by diminishing a great, beloved and respected person won’t give you the fruit you desire … you’re a simple gazetegna and wouldn’t be anyone’s interest knowing your proximity or relation with anyone including Gash Sewunet …and wondered why you still pretend and trying to picture yourself as a nice person … that’s totally insane and undermining people

  65. Bill

    February 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    ጀዝባ ነህ!!! ወሬኛ፡፡
    መሱድን አላሰልፍልህ ብሎ ነዉ፡፡

  66. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    eslam mn agenagnew ?
    gamatam

  67. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    ASK APOLOGY Saied!
    I don’t think you need to dig for bad achievements to blackmail Swenet and to justify your HATE SPEECH against him yesterday! This is contributing nothing to our football than demolishing it. It has seen how you are irrational and emotional. Every body is against you this time Saied. Unless you asked for APOLOGY in publicly you won’t get credibility in your future endeavours in Ethiopian Football. ASK APOLOGY

  68. A Greate

    February 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    The most dreadful blog I have ever read. What is wrong with being satisfied with finishing his own house and improving his income status as far he earns it? BTW, I’m not backing this man nor cheering the result. Your comment is clueless. You “HERO” you are kidding yourself.

  69. Mesfin

    February 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    እንዲህ ሀቅ ሀቁን የሚናገር ባለሙያ ባለመኖሩ ያለሥራቸውና ብቃታቸው ልዩ ስም እየተሰጣቸው ለሚኮፈሱ ጥሩ ትምህርት በመሆኑ ሁሉም የስፓርት ጋዜጠኛ ያለ ይሉኝታ በተጫዋቾች፣ በአሰልጣኞች፣ በቡድን መሪዎች፣ በዳኞች የሚታዩና ሊታረሙ የሚገባቸውን ስህተቶች በወቅቱ ትንታኔ በመስጠት ከሰሩ ጥሩ ለውጥ ሊመጣ ይችላል፡፡

  70. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    በመጀመሪያ ለምትሰጠው አስተያየት በተቻለ መጠን አገናዝብና ሚዛናዊ አድርገው። ድሮውንስ የት እየዋልክ ምን እንጠብቅ

  71. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    you have a right to comment but you should have to be fair defiantly this is not comment instead 100% critics and complex

  72. muluneh

    February 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t know which word can express you. But I don’t blame you because you are one of ETV journalists.
    let me ask you, why don’t you write it before his sack? because it shows you lack self confidence and independence. Generally you don’t deserve your job and you don’t serve the public.One thing you should to know is Ethiopia had lost its great football coach.we will see its effect in the near future.

  73. Zerihun

    February 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I have never seen a brave journalist while still working in the ETV like Seid! He looks very Genuine. I think I sense a sort of sentimentalism from people supporting Mr Sewinet. He has done good job but that doesn’t make him immune from critism based on facts!

  74. sisay

    February 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Good Job!….we need a genuine journalist like you….who is telling the truth!

  75. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Hey, you are thinking and looking things in the wrong way. Sewunet is a coach who showed the way towards African Cup of Nations. But it is not his own effort. It is the effort and the result of all the players. I believe that Ethiopian football starts to wake up from a deep sleep or freeze. Sewunet has done his job. But you criticized him when he is sucked. Have you seen your stupidity? You shoul have said this before he is sacked. But you didn’t that because you praise people when others do that and you criticize when they fail. To see Ethiopian football Renaissance we have to work on a system. Changing a coach is the simplest thing that everyone makes but it is useless unless we do have a very good system. The players and the clubs have a huge responsibility on empowering players. The national team coach can’t show the players everything within a month or three weeks preparation time. I’m not saying that Sewunet is the best coach. What i’m saying is changing a coach will bring insignificant effect on the national team. We have to thank people for what they did.

  76. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

    egna baynew neger new yemnamnew not be tarik besu mekneyat ye ethiopian t shirt melbesachenen.
    selelelawu enante tawuku

  77. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

    90 dekika behizb tselot yemiyashenif weyim ekul yemiweta bechegna buden yegeneba aseltagn. “you said the real fact men”

  78. sewinet bishaw

    February 6, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Thats what I am takin about keep goin seid

  79. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    be rational&be ur self men …..not good

  80. miser

    February 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

    k31 Amet behuala ayeten yemanawekewn wetet yasayun mirt aseltagn nachew
    yesewn dekam gon becha mawerat alawakenet new bezu bezu lenegerulachew yimigebu tenkara negeroch alut antem hodhi yawkewal.

  81. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    nice geletsa

  82. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

    semonun And program be FBC tegwa.nekash bemetelalef lay new sle brokers ahunm besportu eyayen yalenew yhew new yeyetgnaw delala yashenf yhon ?

  83. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I didn’t seen stupid journalist like you, all you wrote is trash. you better expressed your personal issues which do not help for the development of our football.

  84. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:21 am

    manem minem lele yechelale ategine yalekewu tekekel newu yehi yalekewu ahune sayehone mejemerya newu betam betam tekekel newu

  85. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Sileseraw Sira Misigana Sigebaw Sidib. Min Ayinet Bahari Aleh Yenechoch Yetikuroch. Keminim Atimedebim. Siteti Kalebet Lesu tinegirewalh Enji Beyifa Endih Tisadebaleh.

  86. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

    sew wede wudiket siyamera tebabiren metal. melkam menged sihon abren mechoh. zare endih bileh bitinegiren lenie tirgum alba new wodaje!

  87. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

    seid you said grate …you are write keep going man

  88. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Betam Akebirih neber Endezih Tera Mehonikin Salawik. Tasazinaleh

  89. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    ሰይዶ፣ የተሰሩ መልካም ስራዎችን ብታካትት ጥሩ ነበር!! ከዛ ውጪ You said it well.

  90. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

    sewnet aseltagn sayhon edlegna sew new bezih edlu beteleyaye muyam bihed yisakaletal endekuas gin no no no no

  91. sebsibe

    February 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

    tiruu

  92. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Nice Article!! You said it well.

  93. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Seid besisu appreciate madereg yilmdbih be allah anite erasih ende sewinet bishaw gitir neger neh always busy in fault finding only. Ahhh

  94. mara

    February 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

    ante eskahun eyalek yalew eko seleshenefetu bicha new.. andem ken selashenefachew chawetawoch lemawurat gize yelehim…comment madregihin baltelawum comment metaderegebetin menged gin betam new yetelahut..sehtet felagi neh… kemgeba belay sehetetun agolahew…Sewenet jegna new..medereg mechelewin adreguwal… i wish him all the best!!!

  95. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

    SAID i love the way expression of basic fact , any ways i wish all the best to walya & gashe sewente

  96. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:48 am

    it is a nice comment seid. Go ahead.

  97. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:46 am

    ያልዘራችሁትን ለማጨድ የምትጣደፉ……

  98. biyadglgne terefe

    February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

    gdetre

  99. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:39 am

    egna baynew neger new yemnamnew not be tarik besu mekneyat ye ethiopian t shirt melbesachenen.

  100. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:37 am

    ye shermuta lej islam selehonk alferdbekem

  101. Nega Wedajo

    February 6, 2014 at 10:06 am

    We have very few unique young sport journalists and one of them is Seid. The way he presents news, his in-depth observation of things and logical interpretation are to mention a few. Seid, I like your excellent composition. Go ahead!

  102. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 10:05 am

    We have very few unique young sport journalists and one of them is Seid. The way he presents news, his in-depth observation of things and logical interpretation are to mention a few. Seid, I like your excellent composition. Go ahead!

  103. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

    seid ahunm eze gar nh ende

  104. Mitiku M

    February 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Seido Betam tikikil bilehal ! Sewnet chilom ayawkim ! Wodefitim aychilim arat netib !

  105. Anonymous

    February 6, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Seid

    You are one of a kind journalist …. brave to write what you believe in ….

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ትላንት ምሽት በኖርዌይ ኦስሎ በተከናወነው የዳይመንድ ሊግ 5000 ሜ. ውድድር ኢትዮጵያውያን አትሌቶች በወንዶችም በሴቶችም ከአንደኛ እስከ ሶስተኛ ያሉትን ደረጃዎች በመቆጣጠር አሸንፈዋል፡፡ 

በዝናባማ የአየር ሁኔታ ውስጥ በተካሄደው የሴቶች 5000 ሜትር ፉክክር ዳዊት ስዩም በመጨረሻዎቹ መቶ ሜትሮች ውስጥ ፍጥነቷን በመጨመር ጉዳፍ እና ለተሰንበትን ቀድማ አንደኛ ወጥታለች፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ለኦሪገን 2022 የአለም ሻምፒዮና ከመረጣቸው ዕጩ አትሌቶች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ያልተካተተችው ዳዊት በኦስሎ ያሸነፈችበት 14፡25.84 የሆነ ሰአት የራሷ ምርጥ ሲሆን እጅጋየሁ ታዬ (14.12.98) እና ለተሰንበት (14፡24.59) ባለፈው ወር በዩጂን ካስመዘገቧቸው በመቀጠልም የዘንድሮ የአለም ሶስተኛው ፈጣን ነው፡፡ በውድድሩ ላይ ከነበሩት ሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን መካከል በዘንድሮው የውድድር ዓመት በርቀቱ የመጀመሪያ ተሳትፎዋን ያደረገችው አልማዝ አያና በ14:32.17 ስድስተኛ ሆና አጠናቃለች፡፡ ሀዊ ፈይሳ በ14:33.66፣ ፅጌ ገብረሰላማ በ14:43.90፣ እና አበራሽ ምንሴዎ በ14:47.98 በቅደም ተከተል ሰባተኛ፣ አስረኛ እና አስራ አንደኛ ሆነው ሲያጠናቅቁ ሶስቱም ያስመዘገቡት ሰዓት የራሳቸውን ምርጥ ያሻሻሉበት ሆኗል፡፡ ጥሩነሽ ዲባባ እ.ኤ.አ. በጁን 2008 ዓ.ም. ያስመዘገበችውና 14:11.15 የሆነው የኦስሎ ዳይመንድ ሊግ የሴቶች 5000 ሜትር የውድድር ስፍራ ሪከርድ ይሰበራል ተብሎ ተጠብቆ የነበረ ቢሆንም ሳይሳካ ቀርቷል፡፡  
ዳዊት ስዩም ውድድሩን በድል ካጠናቀቀች በኋላ ለውድድሩ አዘጋጆች በሰጠችው አስተያየት ‹‹ዛሬ ለእኔ ደስታን ስላመጣልኝ በውድድሩ ሰዓት የነበረውን ዝናብ ወድጄዋለሁ ማለት እችላለሁ፡፡ ጠንካራ ተፎካካሪዎች የነበሩበት ከባድ ውድድር ነበር እናም ሁሉንም ለማሸነፍ በቅቻለሁ። በርቀቱ የራሴን ምርጥ ሰዓት ማሻሻል መቻሌም አስፈላጊ ነበር፡፡ በስታድየሙ ውስጥ በከፍተኛ ስሜት ድጋፍ ይሰጡን የነበሩ ወገኖቻችን ነበሩ። ለሰጡን ድጋፍ እናመሰግናለን።›› ብላለች፡፡
 
በኦስሎ የወንዶች 5000 ሜትር የመጨረሻ ፉክክሩ በኢትዮጵያውያኑ ጥላሁን ሀይሌ እና ሳሙኤል ተፈራ መካከል የነበረ ሲሆን ጥላሁን የ1500 ሜትር ስፔሻሊስቱ ሳሙኤልን በአጨራረስ ፍጥነት ቀድሞ በ13:03.51 በአንደኛነት አጠናቋል፡፡ ሳሙኤል ተፈራ የራሱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:04.35 ሁለተኛ ሲወጣ ጌትነት ዋለ የግሉ የዓመቱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:04.48 ሶስተኛ ደረጃን ይዞ ጨርሷል። በውድድሩ ላይ የነበሩት ሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን ሚልኬሳ መንገሻ በ13:05.94 አምስተኛ እንዲሁም አሊ አብዱልመናን የራሱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:16.97 አስረኛ ወጥተዋል፡፡
ጥላሁን ሀይሌ ውድድሩን በአሸናፊነት ካጠናቀቀ በኋላ ለውድድሩ አዘጋጆች በሰጠው አስተያየት ‹‹ሶስት ኢትዮጵያውያን የመጀመሪያዎቹን ሶስት ደረጃዎች ይዘን መጨረስ መቻላችን ጥሩ አፈጻጸም ነበር። እየጠነከርኩ እንደሆነ የተሰማኝ ሲሆን በውድድሩ እና ባስመዘገብኩት ሰዓትም ተደስቻለሁ። ለረጅም ጊዜ ጉዳት ላይ ስለነበኩ ወደ አሸናፊነቱ መመለስ መቻሌ በጣም ጥሩ ነው።›› ብሏል፡፡

በኦስሎ የሴቶች 800ሜ. ውድድር ላይ ተፎካካሪ የነበረችው ኢትዮጵያዊቷ ድሪቤ ወልቴጂ በ1፡58.69 አምስተኛ ሆና አጠናቃለች።
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ከመጋቢት19-24/2014 ዓ.ም በሐዋሳ አለም አቀፍ ስቴድዮም የተደረገው 51ኛዉ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ከሞላ ጎደል ስኬታማ በሚባል ሁኔታ ተጠናቋል፡፡ ከአምስት አመት በኋላ በድጋሚ በአካል በመገኘት ስለተከታተልኩት የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሀገር አቀፍ ሻምፒዮና የግል ምልከታዬን እንደሚከተለው አጠናቅሬዋለሁ፡፡

የበለጠ ትኩረትን በሳቡት ውድድሮች ዙሪያ የተመዘገቡ ውጤቶችን በወፍ በረር በመዳሰስ ስጀምር ከፍተኛ ፉክክር በታየበት የመጨረሻ ቀን የወንዶች 5000ሜ. የአለም ከ20 አመት በታች ሻምፒዮና የ3000ሜ የብር ሜዳልያ አሸናፊው አሊ አብዱልመና 13፡45.0 በሆነ ሰዓት ከጥላሁን ሀይሌ፣ ጌትነት ዋለ እና ዮሚፍ ቀጄልቻ ቀድሞ አሸናፊ ሆኗል፡፡ የፉክክሩ አካል የነበረው እና የርቀቱ የወቅቱ የአለም ሻምፒዮን ሙክታር እድሪስ ስድስተኛ ወጥቷል። 

ከ20 ዓመት በታች የ3000ሜ የአለም ሻምፒዮኑ ታደሰ ወርቁ በ28፡12.0 የወንዶች 10,000ሜ. ሻምፒዮን ሲሆን በ1996 ዓ.ም. በአትሌት ስለሺ ስህን ተመዝግቦ የነበረውን 28፡16.23 የሆነ የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርድ ለማሻሻልም በቅቷል፡፡ በ10 ሺህ ሜትር የሴቶች ፉክክር ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር በቀዳሚነት የጨረሰችበት 31፡21.5 የሆነ ሰዓት አዲስ የሻምፒዮንሺፕ ሪኮርድ ሆኖ ተመዝግቧል፡፡ በርቀቱ የከዚህ ቀደሙ ሪኮርድ  ለተሰንበት ግደይ ከሶስት ዓመት በፊት ያስመዘገበችው 32፡10.13 የሆነ ሰዓት ነበር፡፡

ሳሙኤል ፍሬው በዘንድሮ የወንዶች 3000ሜ. መሰናክል አፈፃፀም ከአለም ሁለተኛው ፈጣን በሆነ 8፡22.5 ሰዓት አሸናፊ ሲሆን ጌትነት ዋለ ከአራት ዓመት በፊት አስመዝግቦት የነበረውን 8፡28.98 የነበረ የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርድም አሻሽሏል፡፡ በሴቶች 3000ሜ. መሰናክል ከ800ሜ ወደ ረጅም ርቀት የተሸጋገረችው ወርቅውሃ ጌታቸው በ9፡41.8 ሰዓት መቅደስ አበበን (9:43.8) በማስከትል በአሸናፊነት አጠናቃለች። 

አድሃና ካህሳይ (3:51.0) የወንዶች 1500ሜ ፉክክሩን በበላይት ሲያጠናቅቅ በሴቶች 1500 ሜ አያል ዳኛቸው (4:10.0) ተጠባቂዋ ዳዊት ስዩምን (4:11.1) በመቅደም በአንደኛነት አጠናቃለች። በ800ሜ. ወንዶች ቶሌሳ ቦደና (1:47.1) በሴቶች ወርቅነሽ መሰለ (2:02.1) አሸናፊ ሆነዋል።
ዮብሰን ብሩ በ400ሜ/400ሜ መሰናክል (45.9/50.5) ድርብ ድል ሲቀዳጅ፣ በወንዶች ጦር ውርወራ ኡታጌ ኡባንግ ብሔራዊ ሪኮርድ በሆነ 73.28ሜ. አሸንፏል፡፡ የኋልዬ በለጠው እና ዮሃንስ አልጋው በእርምጃ ሩጫ የሻምፒዮንነት ክብርን ተቀዳጅተዋል።

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የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ስፖርት አፍቃሪ እንደሆነ እና ለዕድገቱ እንደሚቆረቆር ሰው በብሔራዊ ሻምፒዮናው ላይ ስለተመለከትኳቸው አዎንታዊ እና አሉታዊ ጎኖች ጥቂት አስተያየቶቼን እንደሚከተለው አስቀምጣለሁ፡-

አዎንታዊ ጎኖች
• ባለው ነባራዊ ሁኔታ ውስጥ ሊገጥሙ የሚችሉትን ተግዳሮቶች በሙሉ በመቋቋም ፌዴሬሽኑ ውድድሩን ከአዲስ አበባ ውጭ አካሂዶ በሰላም ማጠናቀቅ መቻሉ አንደኛው ስኬቱ ነው፡፡

• በሻምፒዮናው ላይ ጥቂት የማይባሉ ታዋቂ አትሌቶች በሀገሪቱ ትልቁ የአትሌቲክስ ፉክክር ላይ ተሳታፊ ሆነው ሲወዳደሩ መመልከት የተቻለ ሲሆን በተለይም በወንዶች 5000 ሜትር ፍፃሜ ላይ የታየው የኮከብ አትሌቶች ፉክክር ልዩ ነበር፡፡

• በውድድሩ ወቅት ለአትሌቲክስ ዳኞች የብቃት ማሻሻያ ስልጠና መሰጠቱም የውድድሩን ጥራት ለማሳደግ የሚረዳ እንደመሆኑ እሰየው የሚባል ነው፡፡
 
• እንደ ኢትዮ ኤሌክትሪክ ያሉት ክለቦች ለአትሌቲክስ ስፖርት የበለጠ ትኩረት በመስጠትና ተጠናክሮ በመቅረብ ከዚህ ቀደም በጠንካራነታቸው ከሚታወቁት መከላከያ እና ኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ ጋር የቅርብ ተፎካካሪ ሆነው መታየት፤ የኦሮሚያ ክልል፣ ደቡብ ፖሊስ እና ሲዳማ ቡና ክለብ አትሌቶችም ጠንካራ ተሳትፎ ሳይዘነጋ የሻምፒዮናው ፉክክር ድምቀት ነበሩ፡፡  
• የአንዳንዶቹ ተገቢነት አጠያያቂ ቢሆንም ብዛት ያላቸው የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርዶች የተሻሻሉበት ውድድርም ነበር፡፡ 

አሉታዊ ጎኖች
• የሀገሪቱ ትልቁ የአትሌቲክስ ውድድር ውጤት አሁንም በኤሌክትሮኒክስ የሰዓት መቆጣጠሪያ የማይደገፍ መሆኑ በተለይም በአጭር ርቀት እና በሜዳ ላይ ተግባራት ውድድሮች ላይ የሚሳተፉ አትሌቶች ልፋት ተገቢውን እውቅና እንዳያገኝ እያደረገ ይገኛል፡፡ የሻምፒዮናውን ውጤቶች በዘመናዊ እና ዓለም አቀፉን መለኪያ በሚያሟላ መልኩ አለመያዝ በአህጉራዊ እና አለም አቀፋዊ ውድድሮች ላይ ለተሳትፎ የሚያበቁ ውጤቶችን በማስመዝገቡ ረገድ የሚኖረው አሉታዊ ተፅዕኖ ከፍተኛ መሆኑ ከግምት ውስጥ ገብቶ አሁንም መፍትሄ ያልተበጀለት ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ 
 
• የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ወደ ሚዲያ/ለአጠቃላዩ ሕዝብ የሚያስተላልፈው የመጀመሪያዎቹን ሶስት ደረጃዎች ይዘው የሚያጠናቅቁ አትሌቶችን ውጤት ብቻ መሆኑ አወዳዳሪው አካል የሚያደርገውን የራሱን ውድድርም ሆነ አትሌቶቹ የለፉበትን ውጤት ከማስተዋወቅ አኳያ በቂ አይደለም፡፡
  
• በወንዶች የጦር ውርወራ እና የሴቶች ምርኩዝ ዝላይ ብሔራዊ ሪኮርዶች እንደተመዘገቡ ይታመናል፤ በሴቶች 100ሜ መሰናክል እና የወንዶች 400ሜ መሰናክል የተመዘገቡት ሰዓቶችም የምንግዜውም ፈጣን ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ ነገር ግን ውድድሩ በኤሌክትሮኒክስ ታይሚንግ ያልተደገፈ እና የንፋስ ንባብ ያልነበረው መሆኑ ውጤቶቹ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ተቀባይነት እንዳይኖራቸው የሚያደርግ ነው።

• በ20 ኪ.ሜ የእርምጃ ውድድር ላይ በሁለቱም ፆታዎች የተመዘገቡት ሰዓቶች ከሚጠበቀው በላይ እጅግ በጣም ፈጣን እና እውነታዊ አለመምሰላቸው በውድድሩ ላይ የተፈጠረ አንዳች ስህተት መኖሩን የሚያመላክቱ መሆኑ፡፡ እንዲህ አይነት ለማመን የሚከብዱ እና ጥርጣሬን የሚፈጥሩ አይነት ውጤቶች ሲመዘገቡም የተፈጠረ ስህተት መኖር አለመኖሩን ለማጣራት አለመሞከሩ፡፡
     
• የሴቶች 10 ኪሎ ሜትር ውድድር ላይ ለውድድር የማይፈቀድ የጎዳና ላይ መሮጫ ጫማን በመጠቀም የተመዘገበ ውጤት በሪኮርድነት ጭምር ተይዞ መፅደቁ። ብሔራዊ ፌዴሬሽኑ ከተከለከሉ ጫማዎች ጋር የተያያዙ ዓለም አቀፍ ሕገ ደንቦችን ማወቅና መተግበር ቢገባውም በሴቶች 10 ሺህ ሜትር ውድድር ላይ የተከሰተው ነገር የውድድር ሕገ ደንቦቹ መረጃ በፌዴሬሽኑ ውስጥ በትክክል የተሰራጩ እንዳልሆነ የሚያመላከት ነው፡፡  

• በሴቶች 1500 ሜትር የግማሽ ፍፃሜ ውድድር ላይ አትሌት ዳዊት ስዩም የሻምፒዮናውን ሪኮርድ ያሻሻለችበት ውጤት እንደተመዘገበ በውድድሩ ወቅት በተደጋጋሚ ሲነገር ከተደመጠ በኋላ ግልፅ ባልተደረገ ምክንያት ውጤቱ በሐዋሳው ውድድር ላይ ተሻሻሉ ከተባሉት የሻምፒዮናው አዲስ ሪኮርዶች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ሳይካተት መቅረቱም የፌዴሬሽኑን ግልፀኝነት ጥያቄ ምልክት ውስጥ የሚከት ነው፡፡

ከላይ የተዘረዘሩት አዎንታዊ እና አሉታዊ ጎኖች ለረጅም ግዜ የኢትዮጵያን አትሌቲክስ ስፖርት እንቅስቃሴዎች በቅርበት ከመከታተሌ አንፃር በራሴ እይታ ያስቀመጥኳቸው እንደመሆናቸው አንዳንዶቹ ሀሳቦች አከራካሪ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ ሆኖም የውድድር ደንቦችን በአግባቡ ከማስፈፀም አኳያ በታዩት ክፍተቶች ዙሪያ ምንም የሚያከራክር ጉዳይ ስለሌለ በወቅታዊ የውድድር ደንቦች ዙሪያ የግንዛቤ እጥረት ላለባቸው የስፖርቱ ባለድርሻ አካላት በሙሉ አስፈላጊውን ገለፃ እና ትምህርት መስጠት የፌዴሬሽኑ ኃላፊነት ነው፡፡ ከውድድር ጋር የተያያዙ ደንቦችን ከመጣስ አኳያ በሀገር ውስጥ በሚደረጉ ውድድሮች እንደቀላል ነገር የሚታለፉ ጉዳዮች በዓለም አቀፍ ውድድሮች ላይም ተደግመው እንደግል አትሌቶችን እንደቡድን ሀገርን ትልቅ ዋጋ ሊያስከፍሉ ይችላሉና አስፈላጊው ጥንቃቄ ቢደረግ መልካም ነው፡፡ ባለፈው መስከረም ወር በቪየና ሲቲ ማራቶን ውድድሩን በአሸናፊነት ጨርሶ የነበረው ኢትዮጵያዊው ደራራ ሁሪሳ የገጠመውን አንዘንጋው! 

ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያን በመልካም ጎኑ ስሟ እንዲነሳ በሚያደርገው እና በትልልቅ ዓለም አቀፍ የውድድር መድረኮች ላይ የኩራታችን ምንጭ በሆነው የአትሌቲክስ ስፖርት እንደጎረቤታችን ኬንያ ዓለም አቀፍ ውድድሮችን የማስተናገድ የብቃት ደረጃ ላይ ደርሰን ማየት የዘወትር ምኞቴ ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌደሬሽንም የውድድሮቹን ጥራት ለማሻሻል በትኩረት እንደሚሰራ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ።      
      
የ10,000ሜ. አሸናፊ የሆነችው ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር (Photo by EAF)

በመጨረሻም በሀዋሳ በተካሄደው 51ኛዉ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ከመሮጫ ጫማ ጋር የተያያዙ ደንቦችን በማስከበሩ ረገድ የተፈጠረውን ክፍተት እንደማስተማሪያ ብንጠቀምበት በሚል የሚከተለውን ለማለት ወደድኩ፡-

የመሮጫ ጫማ ደንቦች ለትራክ ውድድር

64 ደቂቃ ከ14 ሰከንድ በሆነ ሰዓት የዘንድሮ የራስ አል ካይማህ የግማሽ ማራቶን ውድድር አሸናፊ የሆነችው ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር በሐዋሳ በተከናወነው 51ኛው የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ላይ 31 ደቂቃ ከ21.5 ሰከንድ  በመግባት የ10,000ሜ. አሸናፊ ሆናለች፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽንም ዓለም አቀፉን ደንብ ከግምት ባላስገባ ሁኔታ ውጤቱን በአዲስ የሻምፒዮንሺፕ ሪኮርድነት ጭምር አፅድቆት አልፏል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ መጋቢት 20/2014 በተደረገው የሴቶች የፍፃሜ ፉክክር ላይ በኢትዮጵያ ምድር የተመዘገበ የምንግዜውም ፈጣን የሴቶች 10 ሺህ ሜትር ሰዓት የሆነው ውጤት በአለም አትሌቲክስ ዘንድ እውቅና ሊሰጠው የማይችል ነው።

ለምን?

አትሌቷ የሶል ውፍረቱ 40ሚሜ የሆነ ዙምኤክስ ቬፐርፍላይ (ZoomX Vaporfly) ጫማ አድርጋ በመወዳደሯ ምክንያት።

ደንቡ ምን ይላል?

በትራክ ውድድሮች ላይ የሚፈቀደው ከፍተኛው የሶል ውፍረት ፡-
– 20ሚሜ ከ 800ሜ በታች ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እና ለሁሉም የሜዳ ላይ ተግባራት (ከስሉስ ዝላይ በስተቀር)

– 25ሚሜ ለ800ሜ እና ከዛ በላይ ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እንዲሁም ለስሉስ ዝላይ

– 40ሚሜ ለትራክ ላይ የእርምጃ ውድድሮች

እነዚህ ደንቦች እ.ኤ.አ. እስከ ኦክቶበር 31, 2024 ድረስ በሥራ ላይ ይውላሉ። ከኖቬምበር 1 ቀን 2024 ጀምሮ ለ800ሜ እና ከዚያ በላይ ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እንዲሁም ለስሉስ ዝላይ የሚፈቀደው ከፍተኛ የሶል ውፍረትም ወደ 20 ሚሜ ዝቅ የሚል ይሆናል።

የትራክ ላይ መወዳደሪያ ስፓይክ ጫማ ከሌለኝስ?  

ደንቡ የጎዳና ላይ የመሮጫ ጫማዎች በትራክ ላይ እንዳይደረጉ አይከለክልም ነገር ግን በ25 ሚሊ ሜትሩ ገደብ ምክንያት 30 ሚሜ ወይም 40 ሚሜ የሆኑ የጎዳና ላይ መሮጫ ጫማዎች በትራክ ውድድሮች ላይ እንዲደረጉ አይፈቅድም፡፡

ለበለጠ መረጃ :-
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/press-releases/new-athletic-shoe-regulations-approved-2022

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On the TPLF’s Love Affair With ‘Genocide’

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Ethiopia's Lalibela, a UN World Heritage Site, now under Tigrayan forces control

Today, the joint investigation report by the Ethiopian Human Rights Council and the UNHR
on human rights violations committed in Tigray concluded that there is no evidence that genocide has taken place so far. While this is a bit of a setback for the TPLF, which has wanted the world to believe—since the 1990s, even as the TPLF was dominating power in Addis—that a genocide has been perpetrated against the people of Tigray, unfortunately the group still appears to be determined to make genocide a reality. This is confusing for people who don’t understand why the TPLF is obsessed with genocide, why its internet cadres began using #TigrayGenocide in April 2020, months before the war began. So many weapons have been deployed in this war, and among them: confusion and obfuscation.


In the past several months and more so in the past few weeks, we have been getting
testimony after testimony from allied Amhara forces fighting the TPLF that Tigrayan residents of cities in Wollo have been collaborating with the TPLF by a) attacking ENDF and allied forces from behind; b) forcing ENDF and allied forces to withdraw from towns and cities afraid of committing large scale massacres by firing back at the civilians (Tigrayans) firing at them; c) helping the TPLF locate and execute young Amharas believed to be a threat; and d) in at least one horrifying account by an IDP who managed to escape occupied territories, handing TPLF soldiers a list of women to rape. Another shocking development in the past several months has been the widespread use of child soldiers by the TPLF, which, according to experts who have studied the practice, is an “alarm bell” calling attention to possible plans to commit mass atrocities. The use of child soldiers by the TPLF and its attendant implications, along with the widespread deployment of civilian sleeper agents in Amhara cities the TPLF has taken over, serves to create an overall perception of every Tigrayan as a potential enemy, sowing fear and mistrust.

Many Ethiopians are looking at this and wondering: why are Tigrayan elites on the internet
either celebrating the TPLF’s advance via these toxic methods or silent about all this? How can they not see how dangerous this is for everyone, especially for Tigrayans who live outside Tigray? How can they not see that there is no “winning” after stoking all this lasting animosity? Do Tigrayan elites not understand that there can be no justice for Tigray—whether Tigray secedes or not—unless there is justice for her neighbors, for Tigray does not exist in a vacuum? The questions are being asked but nobody is answering them. Our academic class has largely failed to offer viable analyses of the ideas driving this war, as they failed over the past fifty years in regards to coming up with a fitting paradigm for understanding Ethiopia’s unique situation.


Here is my humble attempt to explain what I think is happening with the TPLF’s obsession
with—and with its active attempt to inspire—genocide:


The most successful psychopaths in any field understand that, in order to win anything, one
must risk everything, including the very thing one is supposedly fighting for. In the case of the
TPLF (and associated Tigrayan political elites), whose motto appears to be “give me supremacy or give me death,” that “everything” they are risking is the lives of ordinary Tigrayans in whose names they are fighting. We have seen over the past several months the extent to which the TPLF is willing to go to sacrifice ordinary Tigrayans in order to get what it wants: wave after wave after wave of young poorly armed and inexperienced Tigrayans were unleashed upon ENDF and Amhara and Afar forces in order to force the latter to waste ammunition and energy before the more experienced soldiers are sent.


So, for a political group who sends tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of
young Tigrayans towards open fire, violence against hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans is nothing if it means the TPLF will in the end win the “prize” it has been obsessed with for decades: genocide. You see, merely attaining power in Addis Ababa is not enough for the TPLF, whose core driving ideology is Tigrayan supremacy. Power is temporary; anybody can take it away from you, and the 2018 uprisings demonstrated that. Genocide is forever. Nobody can take away from you the story of genocide committed against your people.


The TPLF looked at countries like Israel and Rwanda and realized what a potent instrument
genocide is for establishing perpetual minority rule. We have some indications suggesting that the TPLF views Israel as a model. When the war between Ethiopia and the TPLF began in November 2020, Sekoutoure Getachew, a TPLF official, went on TV to tell us that the TPLF’s decision to launch a preemptive attack on the Northern Command was inspired by how the young state of Israel, feeling threatened by her neighbors, launched preemptive attacks against them in the “six-day war” of 1967. Another indication is the manner in which the TPLF, during its 27 years in power, invested heavily in creating a wealthy and strongly networked Tigrayan diaspora which has been used to lobby and influence western governments and organizations much in the same way as the Jewish diaspora aids the state of Israel. The TPLF has figured out that truth does not matter in politics, especially in international politics. If you have the wealth and the personnel to peddle your preferred narrative, if you have the military power to subdue the people you want to subdue, if you are willing to make concessions to external forces (US, Egypt, etc), you can do unspeakable things to others (much like the state of Israel does to Palestinians) and still manage to portray yourself as the victim.
This calculation is so far working for the TPLF, but nothing would seal the deal like the actual
commission of genocide—or something that looks like it—against Tigrayans. As we have seen over the past twelve months, western governments and organizations have shown their willingness to adopt TPLF’s narratives without scrutiny and can easily reward the TPLF with its much pursued prize, genocide, even if actual genocide doesn’t take place.


But why does the TPLF need genocide to establish minority rule? Because, as we saw in their
first tenure in power, you can only rule with an iron fist for a limited period of time. Leaders of the TPLF are adherents of Tigrayan supremacy: the idea that Tigrayans, as the “only” heirs of the Axumite empire, are the natural rulers of the Ethiopian state, and cannot be ruled by “barbarians” south of them. The only acceptable power arrangement for the TPLF is one in which Tigrayans are either directly dominating political power or are the perpetual kingmakers pulling all the major strings. Anything outside that, any system that forces Tigrayans to live on equal footing with everyone else, is unacceptable. And this kind of domination by a minority cannot coexist with a democratic system that the majority of Ethiopians clearly prefer. So, the TPLF needs something more potent than pure political/economic/military power to justify bypassing democracy to establish itself as the permanent ruler/kingmaker of Ethiopia. It needs a new and powerful raison d’être to justify its domination not just to Tigrayans and the rest of Ethiopians but, and most importantly, to the rest of the world. If a genocide were to be committed against Tigrayans (or if the U.S. decides to reward the TPLF with the genocide label even in the absence of it), then the TPLF can license itself to impose all manner of drastic measures aimed at “protecting Tigray and
Tigrayans.” This could be anything from redrawing internal borders (and taking debilitating
measures against the peoples whose lands are being robbed—most likely Amharas and Afaris—so that they will never be in a position to assert themselves) to ethnic cleansing and genocide against populations considered to be a threat. And when you oppose it, the TPLF will say “you committed a genocide against Tigrayans” over and over and over, and its western backers will repeat the same chorus. If they have been this loud over a non-existent genocide over the past twelve months, just imagine what it would be like if the U.S. or UN rewards them with that label.


And this is where the Ethiopian government’s major dilemma comes from: if ENDF and
Amhara forces fight to regain their cities and towns, they risk committing large scale massacres. The TPLF networks reported to be operating within these cities wear civilian clothing and fire at the armies from inside civilian establishments, in an apparent attempt to set up pro-Ethiopia forces. Pro-Ethiopia forces are essentially being dared to commit large scale massacres in order to win back their own cities. So far, they are choosing to withdraw from these towns and cities. But that is another problem: not only is the TPLF committing unspeakable violence against civilians and destroying infrastructure in those cities, the takeovers are emboldening it to continue pressing, giving young people back in Tigray false hope that they are winning and—this is very important—the false idea that they are being “welcomed” by locals in those cities. Then more and more and more young Tigrayans are sent to their deaths.


So the Ethiopian government is stuck between a rock and a hard place. One option is
allowing its forces to do whatever it takes to take back territory, thereby offering protection to its citizens in Wollo and elsewhere, but also risking the “genocide” label by western governments who have been eagerly waiting for such an opportunity so that they can blackmail the government into submitting itself to their wishes on GERD and other issues. Option two is avoiding large scale violence and allowing the TPLF to take power in Addis Ababa and do to Ethiopia what it wishes. One of the things it might do to Ethiopia, according to its leaked strategy document, is force a confederation that will no doubt privilege some states, i.e. Tigray, more than others, and that will no doubt be designed to subdue some populations—mainly Amharas and Afaris—who are considered obstacles to Tigray’s aspirations of domination and expansion (in the TPLF’s original manifesto, Afar is claimed as Tigray land).


And there is absolutely no doubt that the TPLF will make big concessions on the GERD in
order to compensate its western and Egyptian backers, if not redraw borders to make Benishangul Gumuz Tigrayan territory. If you think this is wild, read about the history of the state of Israel, the TPLF’s model state. The redrawing of borders that the TPLF undertook in 1991 was also wild at the time; people don’t think of it as outrageous anymore because the fact that they held onto the territory for 30 years has normalized the event in our minds. And that’s all the TPLF needs: another thirty years to normalize all the outrageous things they will do next.

One may argue that this is a false dichotomy, that there is a third or even maybe fourth option: winning these cities back without mass violence much in the same way the ENDF managed to do during its first campaign in Tigray. We all should pray for such a miracle, of course. However, one can also say that in the early days of the war, the TPLF was mostly withdrawing from Tigrayan cities to avoid urban warfare. And even when they engaged in urban warfare, it was not at the same scale and intensity as has been the case over the past four and half months or so. Starting in mid June, the TPLF’s use of civilians as human shields and fighters stopped being just another weapon in its arsenal and became a center of its operations. The near collapse of the ENDF inside Tigray right before its withdrawal was precipitated by the TPLF’s intensified use of “civilians” to trap the ENDF. Many ENDF soldiers chose to surrender rather than fire at those “civilians.” It is still possible to avoid large scale violence in the attempt to retake towns in Wollo, but the risk for it is very high, and is possibly behind the federal government’s reluctance to take decisive actions.


The point is: barring miracles, the Ethiopian government is positioned to lose something
one way or another. All that is left is choosing its preferred poison. Perhaps one thing to consider for the federal government is: the rights of Amharas and Afaris to defend themselves against the existential threats posed against them by the TPLF is much bigger than the national government’s concerns about its place and relationships with the rest of the world. If the federal government decides to risk the disintegration of Ethiopia, like it has done so far either due to incompetence or severe fear of committing large scale violence, that is fine for the federal government. But when you allow that disintegration to happen, please don’t leave the people of Amhara and Afar in a vulnerable position, unable to defend themselves and their lands. If we must return to the State of Nature, at least give these two peoples, who have so far shed more blood than anyone else in defense of their country, a chance to preserve their lives and their lands. Give them the resources they need to defend themselves before it is too late for them even if you feel it is too late for Ethiopia. Anything less is just a continuation of the gross criminal negligence that the federal government has been guilty of so far.

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