Ethiopia suspended by Fifa – BBC

July 29th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

Football’s world governing body, Fifa, has suspended the Ethiopian Football Federation with immediate effect.

The suspension means that Ethiopia could miss their next 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Morocco on the weekend of the 5-7 September. (more…)

Football’s world governing body, Fifa, has suspended the Ethiopian Football Federation with immediate effect.

The suspension means that Ethiopia could miss their next 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Morocco on the weekend of the 5-7 September.
Fifa’s Emergency Committee made the decision after the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) failed to comply with a roadmap agreed in February 2008 aimed at normalising the situation of the federation.

The EFF problems began in January when its general assembly fired the federation’s president Dr Ashebir Woldegiorgis.

The assembly decided to get rid of the president for what they said was the “dismal” record of Ethiopian football and elected Ahmed Yasin to replace him.

However, the January meeting was not recognised by Fifa who met both parties to find a solution.

Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) then released a roadmap in February aimed at rectifying the situation.

The roadmap stipulated that Dr Woldegiorgis and his executive committee are the only leadership that Fifa and Caf would recognise but that an extraordinary meeting of the EFF should be held on 29 March.

The agenda of the meeting would simply be a “motion of dismissal” of the current executive committee.

According to the EFF statutes, for this motion to be approved it would have to supported by two-thirds of the valid votes cast by the official delegates in a secret ballot.

In addition, the EFF offices were to be handed over to the recognised leadership of the association.

But Fifa say that despite sending several reminders in recent months, none of the steps established in the roadmap have been taken.

  1. Kibrom
    | #1

    You see if FIFA allow us to do the World cup
    Qulifier for sure we will get the title (Lol)
    Oh FIFA dont waste ur time whether u suspend or not it is the same for ethiopia foot ball

  2. fish
    | #2

    Ethiopia become lands of ignorant and savages under tplf. I guess they don’t even understand the English written fifa law.

  3. BEKABTU
    | #3

    this is the true expression that the ethiopian government is not governed by law

  4. muhi
    | #4

    I think it is correct decision in order to find correct solution for Ethiopian football problem and foe me it is not new the Ethiopian football hang up for the last 25 year also this is the result of the regime

  5. mack
    | #5

    We suspended by fifa? no!no! you know (satikedem kidem new)we suspend ourself decad ago oops!

  6. bula
    | #6

    as long as we ethiopians are not well enough united we shuld be 5 ethiopians endependent nation. coz we are not united even our w.site like nazret.com is controld by the shabians with there power.
    shame to be devided ethiopiawi. especialy you ppl who work in w.site you must be shame fuul ppl. long live ogaden & oromo tigray sidama amara 5 deferent ethiopia hahahah thats what you wont ignorant ppl hodamoch hulu.

  7. wENDATA
    | #7

    What is new.For as long as we stay under the Invaeder(T:P:L:F)we are going to suffer first Our port,Economi,land to Sudan now isolation from the rest of the world.Forget evrey thing and we have to get rid of these Ethnocentric,narrow minde,Mafia and terrorist anti Ethiopian (T:P:L:F)from adiss abeba and evrey thing will be better.

  8. aregay
    | #8

    ethiopian sport federetion is dead long time a go. so ppl stop blame game to governement of ethiopia. to be againest you have to have a resen. other ways you ppl are a bunch of hate full.

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