Soccer-Ethiopia admit fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier (Reuters)

(Corrects spelling and title of Ethiopian soccer official) ADDIS ABABA, June 18 (Reuters) – Ethiopia soccer officials admitted they fielded an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Botswana by mistake and said on Tuesday they would not appeal any FIFA disciplinary rulings made against them. “We have evaluated the situation and we came across the issue that we made a mistake,” Sahilu Gebremariam, president of the Ethiopian Football Federation, told Reuters. “We accepted the allegation that this was inappropriate. There won’t be an appeal from us being lodged. …

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