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All Africa Games: Walias U-23 side eliminated


Khartoum, Sudan -Ethiopia’s Walia U-23 side was eliminated from the All-Africa Games 4-1 on aggregate score following a 2-0 defeat here today.

The Sudanese won the first leg match 2-1 in Dire Dawa.
Walia’s coach Mariano Barreto told the media earlier that his side has been working hard for the past 2 weeks and he believes that they could reverse the score but it turn out to be another empty promise.
It is about time that the Ethiopian Football Federation does something about coach Barreto, who is said to receive $18,000/month in salary, as Ethiopia surely deserve a better result than the 1 victory, 1 draw & 6 defeats that the teams register in 8 matches under his care.


  1. I never trusted this guy. It would be for the best if they hire Ethiopian coach for 1/4 th his salary, and use the rest to hire good trainers for the youth side.
    Barreto is full of empty promise starting from the first day. I doubt his CV was legitimate.

  2. I have no idea what kind of coach he is ? He has no shame in his face , Blames the standard of our football instead bring them professional level. My opinion in this matter is better fire fake coach & hire someone has a good record in his coaching.

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