The weblog Soccer Ethiopia, which focuses on Ethiopian sports is inviting the public to name the most influential male and female sports personalities. South African based Getaneh Kebede leads the men’s list while top scorer of women’s league season Losa Aberra holds top spot in the women’s list.
Getaneh Kebede has scored six goals in three African Nation’s qualification matches including three against the mighty Algerians. Though Ethiopia failed to book a place in the 2017 Cup final, Getaneh’s monumental contribution is being recognized.
Adama’s Tafesse Tesfaye, who won top scoring honors in the Premier League last season, and Saint George defender Aschalew Tamene are also strong contenders for crown. Ethiopia Bunna’s full back Abdulkerim Mohammed and young striker Ume Mohammed are also on the short list.
In women’s football, Ethiopian Premier League top scorer Losa Aberra is the hot favorite for the accolade. The Dedebit striker helped her team win the league scoring a staggering 62 goals in 34 matches. Ferew HaileGebriel the head coach who steered Dedebit to the title is also a strong contender for the crown. In addition Nedbank’s hot goalkeeper Liya Shebru, Mekelakya’s midfielder Embet Addisu , and former U-21 head coach Asrat Abate are the other candidates. Last hear Lucy’s head coach Meseret Manni won the honor.