Soccer-Ethiopia sack senior official over World Cup gaffe (Reuters)

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, June 24 (Reuters) – The Ethiopian Football Federation sacked its general secretary on Monday after the African nation admitted fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier, a gaffe likely to cost the team three points. In a raucous meeting, Ethiopian soccer’s governing body voted to sack Ashenafi Ejigu but rejected the resignation offer by vice president Berhanu Kebede, who had previously been blamed by the body for the mix-up. Some members of the football association and journalists at the meeting called for the whole management to be sacked. …

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