Selemon Barega and Zeyneba Yimer Win At Great Ethiopian Run

World U18 and U20 champion Selemon Barega and Zeyneba Yimer won close contests at the 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10km road race in Addis Ababa on Sunday. It has been a stellar 2017 for Barega who stormed to an impressive 3000m title at the World U18 Championships in Nairobi in July and followed it up with an impressive 5th place finish over 5000m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London a month later. Read Full Story  

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Rwanda beat Ethiopia to qualify for 2018 CHAN

Rwanda qualified for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), defeating Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in their two-legged play-off. The victory was secured after a 0-0 draw in the second leg in Kigali on Sunday after Rwanda had won the first leg in Addis Ababa 3-2. They replace Egypt who pulled out of the tournament because of a timing clash. Morocco will stage the 2018 edition having replaced Kenya as hosts. Source: BBC Sport

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Ethiopia and Rwanda get second CHAN chance

Ethiopia and Rwanda will meet during November to fill the place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) vacated by Egypt, the organisers confirmed on Monday. Egypt withdrew after clubs refused to release players as the tournament for home-based footballers is not staged during a Fifa international window. The Egyptians were eliminated in the qualifying competition by Morocco, who then replaced unready Kenya as hosts, creating a vacancy in the 16-team field. Egypt were reinstated only to pull out, leaving Ethiopia and Rwanda to play each other on November 5…

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud wins FIFA Puskas Award for scorpion-kick goal

Sky Sports: Giroud’s spectacular scorpion-kick goal against Crystal Palace was voted the winner ahead of efforts from Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos and South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke. “It’s an honour for me,” said Giroud after accepting the award at a ceremony held at the London Palladium on Monday. “I’m delighted to receive this trophy today in front of legends of football. Now l’d just like to thank the people who voted for me. I would like to congratulate the 10 nominees who scored amazing goals too. “Obviously I would like to…

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