Woyanne thugs fight to disinvite Birtukan – Ethiopian Review

October 19th, 2010 Print Print Email Email

Over the weekend, the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America’s (ESFNA) board decided to invite Birtukan Mideksa as a guest of honor at its annual event (read here here.) (more…)

Over the weekend, the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America’s (ESFNA) board decided to invite Birtukan Mideksa as a guest of honor at its annual event (read here here.) Today we have learned that the Woyanne-infiltrated 9-member executive committee of ESFNA is in the process of reversing the decision of the 39-member board to invite Birtukan. The executive committee took up the issue for reconsideration under pressure from Woyanne cadres and Al Amoudi’s thugs who made physical threats against the board members. For the past 5 years ESFNA has been hijacked by the Al Amoudi mafia led by Abinet Gebremeskel, even though most of the soccer players are patriotic Ethiopians. It seems this year the players have finally decided to fight back. The following are members of the ESFNA executive committee and board members. Let’s Bollinger them.

WOYANNE MOLES INSIDE ESFNA

Name Phone Terms Location

Mekonnen Demisiew – President
619-820-4425 3rd yr San Diego, CA

Abiye Nureligne – Vice President
972-668-4472 3rd yr Seattle, WA

Samuel Abate – Secretary
614-327-2608 5th yr Ohio

Taye Wogderes – Treasurer
202-746-0010 4th yr Washington D.C.

Abework Abay – Fianance
617-699-3037 2nd yr Boston, MA

Bisrat Desta – Business Manager
206-962-9596 4th yr Seattle, WA

Fasil Abebe – Public Relations
323-351-7215 4th yr Los Angeles, CA

Zelalem “Zulu” Seifu – Internal Auditor
301-526-7628 2nd yr Maryland

Endale Turfe – Tournament Coordinator
Clubs & Board Members Board Director Location Phone
Dallol Ethiopian Sports Club (Desc) Fekadu Yohannes Culver City, CA 310-781-0786
Ethio S.C., Atlanta, GA (Primary) Kassa Kuma Atlanta, GA 404-668-1950
Ethio S.C., Atlanta, GA (Secondary) Dagmawi Tsegaye Atlanta, GA 404-819-4223
D.C. Ethiopian Stars (Primary) Sebsebe Asefa Clinton, MD 240-461-5934
D.C. Ethiopian Stars (Secondary) Tamru Abebe Silver Spring, MD 301-509-7807
Unity, Washington, D.C. Michael T. Mariam Arlington, VA 703-309-6217
San Jose Anbessa Sports Club Melaku Aynalem Campbell, CA 408-373-0606
Houston Ethiopian S.A. (Primary) Sherif Mohamed Houston, TX 713-256-9294
Houston Ethiopian S.A. (Secondary) Derja Mekonen Houston, TX 832-755-6201
Dashen Soccer Club Seattle Ayele Beyene Lynnwood, WA 206-218-9900
Ethio-Maryland (Primary) Solomon Abdella Silver Springs, MD 202-494-6584
Ethio-Maryland (Secondary) Ojulu Lero Silver Springs, MD 301-922-7285
Ethio Stars, Toronto, Canada Surafel Mengistu Toronto, ONT 416-878-4273
Virginia Lions, VA Melaku Banteamlak Springfield, VA 301-221-5855
Nyala, Minnesota (Primary) Zewdy Abebe New Hope, MN 763-843-7629
Nyala, Minnesota (Secondary) Andu Debebe Minnesota, MN 612-384-8147
Ethio S.C., Boston, MA (Primary) Wondewossen Kebede Cambridge, MA 781-608-3312
Ethio S.C., Boston, MA (Secondary) Wubishet Wubie Cambridge, MA 617-595-1476
Ethio S.A., Dallas, TX Mengistu Yilma Dallas, TX 972-375-1150
L.A. Ethio Stars, CA Samson Mulugeta Los Angeles, CA 310-384-4793
Addis Dallas Sports Club Solomon Ayalew Dallas, TX 214-280-3613
Walya, San Francisco, CA (Primary) Dangu Bezabeh Oakland, CA 510-847-2128
Walya, San Franciso, CS (Secondary) Gritty G. Meskel Oakland, CA 415-850-8879
Tewodros S.C. of San Diego Binyam Seifu San Diego, CA 619-243-9021
Blue Nile Ethiopian S.C., Chicago (Primary) Denekew Getahun Chicago, IL 773-251-7790
Blue Nile Ethiopian S.C., Chicago (Secondary) Tekaligne (Shaft) H/Selassie Chicago, IL 773-366-9722
Abebe Bikila S.C., LA, CA Million G/Yesus Los Angeles, CA 323-401-2570
Seattle Barro (Primary) Teshoma Negeri Shoreline, WA 206-854-1800
Seattle Barro (Secondary) Amha G. Aklog Seattle, WA 42
Abyssinia S.C., Portland, OR (Primary) Ayele Gessesse Salem, OR 971-219-0696
Abyssinia S.C., Portland, OR (Secondary) Daniel Girma Tigard, OR 503-318-8443
Abay Ethio S.C., NY Apufia Beko New York, NY 646-320-2317
Liberty Walya, Philadelphia, PA (Primary) Tewodros/Girma Tamiru Yeadon, PA 215-901-5846
Liberty Walya, Philadelphia, PA (Secondary) Albert Alema Philadelphia, PA 215-266-2011
St. George Colombus, Ohio Daniel Biru Blacklick, OH 614-353-4293
Las Vegas, Nevada Mulat Melesse Las Vegas, NV 702-336-5961
Saint Michael Sports Club Getachew Tesfaye Dunkirk, MD 301-855-8894
Tana S.C., Denver, CO Alemu Sinke Aurora, CO 720-290-9312
Toronto Ethio Stars Yohannes Toronto, Canada 647-701-8527
  1. Anonymous
    | #1

    The minority TPLF thugs need to explain to the majority Ethiopians why they are against the invitation of the Honorable Judge Birtukan.

  2. Abebe
    | #2

    God be with the future best leader of Ethiopia. Birtuye nurilat Lehagerish Ethiopia. Abe

  3. aha!
    | #3

    There you go again another internal squabble. If at all ESFNA has to invite as as honerable guests it ithe the the Olymbic athlethes. Period. TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterpises have long been infilitrated into the Diaspora organiszations, be it in churches, sports,the ambivalent media group and businesses, particularly in whashinton D.C. and other locations,I presume, which made it dificult to boycott goods and services delivered to the Diaspora at the expense of the silent majority of Ethiopians. Compare the magnanimity of the issue you are squabbling about to the overall goals for peacefull struggle you should be collaborating on.

    It sounds ridiculous to squabble among supporters, of an opposition party to squabble over the invitation of Birtukan Mideksa, rather than focusing and collaborating on the major goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereignity of Ethiopia and Ethiopians. When do you stop blaming woyane and woyane cadres and take a firm and united stand over the common goals and strategies, so as to make this complaints meningless because representatives of the silent majority of Ethiopians are in the drivers seat.

  4. Ethio
    | #4

    i am living virginia, and i called Micheal who live in VA one of Untiy washington DC boared memeber , and i left a message to support Bertukan .

  5. Ethiopia
    | #5

    Elias, ESFNA is a political free organization. They can’t change their by laws that have followed for many years. I know you change your political views every now and then but not ESFNA. Bertukan is our heroine, no question about that. She almost died for her country. She suffered a lot. She sacrificed her life, family and time. I am a mother of two I can imagine her pain. If ESFNA invite her don’t you think they miss their cause and purpose they stand for. You can’t label individuals as ” woyanne thugs” if they label you as Issayas’pet you already proved that but to accuse these hard working individuals as “Woyanne thugs” because they stand by their policy you are totally wrong.
    ESFNA had passed so many challenges and I am sure they will resolve their difference this time too. There are so many narrow minded “Ethiopians” who are waiting to see this organization fail. That will never happen. Hopefully you will print my comment if not I will not feel bad.

  6. Garerew
    | #6

    The leaders of ESFNA should immediately come out with a press release explaining what exactly is going on with the Organization

    The urgency can not exaggerated.

    Otherwise all sorts of rumors and conjuctures that negatively affect the future of ESFNA will run amok; and I tell you, there will be no force then to stop the demise of our beloved annual ‘cultural and sports’ conventions.

  7. Deble
    | #7

    We are wating in Atlanta “LADY LIBERTY + LADY UNITY = BIRTUKAN !!!

  8. aha!
    | #8

    Debele that is far fetched and is tantamount to worshiping individuals, when ther are dignitaries that share those values, honestly and factually, a conceptual model I would not entertain in the light of the goals for unity, territorial integrity, sovereigneighty of Ethiopia and Ethiopians under liberal and /or social democracy, which I do not see or invision in the platform for Medrek and/or UDJP. We are not living in a fantacy island, where the reality is that Ethiopia is under a political and economic strangle hold and exploitation by TPLF and TPLF affiliated enterprises. We have to agrandize a party platform not individuals with respect to liberty and freedom of individuals before ethnic and secessionist rights. Her party stands up for the subset of those goals and Medrek stands up for ethnic agenda of ethnocracy laced with democracy, a kinder and genteler alter ego of TPLF/eprdf regime.

  9. david. mengisru
    | #9

    I know. This guy ,endale. Tufer for get seling. To woyane,he will sel his mother for money,I was surprised to see that, people are finally see through him,that I know years a go, thank you alias.

  10. ababu
    | #10

    The invitation of Burtukan has nothing to do with politcs as she is solely representing herself not her party.I believe the invitation would be extended directly to her .I clearly not understood why these woyane planted gangsters confronted the majority’s decision.I think they might have thought they are presided in woyanes, one man show ,TPLF meeting.These woyane insiders
    have to learn the essence of democracy by conforming and respecting the majority’s decision.Failure not to do so ,the board has to convince their sport club to call them back and sack them from board member ship.Anyways we as ESFNA supporters have to exort these woyanes to distance themselves from creating dissension and division between members on behalf of their master.

  11. Abush
    | #11

    ESFNA is a non profit organization who stays away from politcs and religon and ethinc conflicts or discrmination. To invite Birtukan would have been in violating of this polcy of the federation. No other organization has lasted in this country as long as ESFNA has, so lets stop the name calling and ask why the decision not to invite her was taken. please report the facts not your view and agenda.

  12. I don’t get it!
    | #12

    Why in the world non-woyane Ethiopians who live in a free country belong to an association that is connected to Melese’s biggest supporter Ala Moudi and administered by TPLF thugs? Please! Please! Ethiopians don’t be pushed and bossed around by a group of people that have taken the rights of your fellow Ethiopians, incarcerated hundreds of thousands innocent Ethiopians, muzzled, tortured and killed Ethiopians. In other words, stop prostituting yourselves for blood money.

  13. ጎርፉ
    | #13

    There is only one solution. Get rid of this embcile organization and from our own. Remember one thing in San Diago he was the honorary gust I was not mistaken he gave bunches of money to the each team and to ESFNA. This man practically bought this whole organization. I remember how many people were crawling on his feet to get recognition. The sell was completed no one asked question. For that money he and his beloved tegadalite put their mole. The moles are third world tugs. They don,t believe in discussion. I say it again -don’t go to the events. Start our meeting area.

  14. Drama
    | #14

    THERE ARE THREE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WOYANNE HAS INFILTRATED IN THE DIAPORA.
    1. ESFNA
    2. THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
    3. EPRP
    NOW, THERE MIGHT BE MEMBERS FROM ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MIGHT DISAGREE, BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW WHO STARTED THE INFILTRATION. THE INFILTRATION IS DONE BY THOSE WHO CLAIM THAT THEY ARE BUSINESS WO(MEN) IN EHTIOPIA. THEY NEVER WILL TELL YOU THEY ARE POLITICIANS, PRIESTS, OR COMMUNITY LEADERS, BUT THEY JUST WORK IN GROUPS. GROUPS OF FRIENDS, RELATIVES, INTERMARRIES ETHNIC GROUPS, BLA, BLA… JUST LIKE THE OLD BACKWARD HYPOCRITIC COLONIAL WAYS. THEY RUN IN THE NAME OF EDUACTION AND BUSINESS, BUT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT WELL EVEN THEIR SCRAFY COLLEGE DEGREES. I AM SORRY TO SAY FOR THE MOST OF THEM THAT THEY ARE NOTHING BUT IDIOTS. APART FROM THE IDIOTS IN THESE ORGANIZATIONS, THERE ARE THE FEW “HODAMS” THAT CAN’T MAKE GOOD EARNINGS IN THE USA OR EUROPE WHO SOLD OUT THESE ETHIOPIAN ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR INTEREST. THEY ARE THE ONCE WHO SOLICIT FOR WOYANE IN THE NAME OF BUSINESS IN ETHIOPIA AND ABROAD TODAY. THE FUNNY PART IS, THEY THINK THEY ARE SMART AND TRY TO DICTATE THE ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE HOW TO DEVELOP THEMSELVES. OUR BELOVED, “SMART WANNA BE ECONOMIST” ELENI GEBRESAILOUT IS A PRODUCT OF THIS SHAMEFUL LOSER DIASPORA NETWORK. IT IS UPTO YOU EHTIOPIANS TO CHASE OUT THESE ILL FOUNDED INDIVIDUALS FROM THESE ORGANIZATIONS. DON’T LET THEM BRAKE YOU APART IN THE CHURCHES AS WELL.

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