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.


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
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