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Ethiopia announces squad for 2019 Afcon qualifier against Ghana

5:45 PM EDT 11/2/18
Ethiopia squad v Kenya and Harambee Stars.
The Walias have unveiled team to face the Black Stars in the Group F fixture

Ethiopia coach Abraham Mebratu has called up 23 players for this month's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.

The squad consists largely of home-based players, with Egypt-based trio Shemeles Bekele, Gattuoch Panom and Omad Okuri the only foreign-based.

The Walias, who currently sit second of Group F, will be hoping to upset the Black Stars on home soil to revive their chances of returning to the continental fiesta for the first time since South Africa  2013.

The match is set for Addis Ababa Stadium on November 18.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Samson Asefa (Dire-Dawa K.), Abel Mamo (Mekelakeya)

Defenders: Abdulkarim Mohammed (St. George), Aschalew Tamene (St. George), Ahmed Rashid (Ethiopia Bunna), Temesgen Castro (Ethiopia Bunna), Anteneh Tesfaye (Dire-Dawa K.), Abebe Tilahun (Mekelakeya), Desta Yohanesse (Hawassa K.), Amsalu Tilahun (Fasil k.)

Midfielders: Daniel Demissie (Ethiopia Bunna), Samson Tilahun (Ethiopia Bunna), Mulualem Mesfin (St. George), Canaan Markene (Adama Kenema), Shemeles Bekele (Petrojet SC, Egypt), Gattuoch Panom(El Gouna FC, Egypt), Biniam Belay (KF Skenderbeu, Albania)

Forwards: Getaneh Kebede (St. George), Abel Yalew (St. George), Addis Gidey (Sidama Bunna), Mineyehlu Wendemu (Mekelakeya), Amanuel Gebremikael (Mekelle 70 Enderta), Omad Okuri (Smouha SC, Egypt)