Ethiopia agree deal with Portuguese coach Barreto


April 17, 2014

By Betemariam HailuBBC Sport, Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian Football Federation has confirmed it has agreed a deal for Portuguese coach Mariano Barreto to take charge of the national football team.

The former Ghana coach will be unveiled on Tuesday according to EFF president Juinedi Basha.

“We’ve selected Barreto to be the new coach, we’ve agreed on the terms and conditions,” Basha told BBC Sport.

He replaces Sewnet Bishaw, who was sacked in February after a poor campaign at the African Nations Championship in South Africa.

Barreto’s main task will will be to lead the Walya Antelopes to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

Ethiopia are one of 21 nations who have gone straight into the group stages of the Nations Cup qualifiers, which get underway in September.

The 57-year-old quit Ghana in September 2004 after just nine months in charge, citing problems in communications with the country’s football association.

He went onto coach Portuguese side Maritimo and several other clubs in Europe including Russian sides Dynamo Moscow and Kuban Krasnador.

Source: BBC

2 thoughts on “Ethiopia agree deal with Portuguese coach Barreto

  1. Ethiopia is graded as the second most poorest country in the world only next to Niger!! Somalia is the 6 most poorest country and Woyane tell us millions of lies every day. Go a head and pay millions of dollars to fancy activities including house rent. The most disappointing thing is that this money comes through aid to change lives not to be corrupted and spent to entertain kadriaes and their families. FUCK TPLF, FUCK FAKE JOURNALISTS, FUCK ETV, FUCK all those who collaborated with TPLF

  2. Ye ethiopia neger >>> Yemtebelaw yela metkenanebew amarat new … agul gura ayawatam! le negeru enzih aleka tebeyewochi hodachew kemola selelelaw min agebachew derom asama lerasum ayasebem.

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