Ethiopian Coffee F.C.

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Ethiopian Coffee F.C.
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Full name Ethiopian Coffee Football Club
Nickname(s) Bunye
Coff Coff
Founded 1976
Ground Addis Ababa Stadium
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Ethiopia Abdurezak Sherif
Manager Ethiopia Wubetu Abate
League Ethiopian Premier League
2011/12 4th

Ethiopian Coffee Football Club is an Ethiopian football club based in Addis Ababa. They are a member of the Ethiopian Football Federation Premier League. Their home stadium is Addis Ababa Stadium.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1975 as Yebuna Negat and started playing at AEWA Factory workers third division. Within the next six years, it had amassed four trophies and one fair play award.

In 1983, its name was changed to Ethiopian Coffee Sports Club under the country's National Coffee Trading Corporation, then a government enterprise.

The club was restructured in 1995. Since then it is supported by the country's coffee exporters and by the fans who are getting stronger through time.

"Though until recently considered arch rival to the nation’s oldest, richest and most popular club, Saint George," noted a writer for the Addis Ababa Capital, "Coffee in the past couple of years faced high financial constraints hardly able to sign big name players. The result has been a decade existence never winning the premier league." In December, 2008 The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) bought Coffee, and Meta Abo Brewery signed a three-year sponsorship contract, both of which were expected to help the struggling football club.[1] In 2010, Ethiopian Coffee FC won their first ever Premier league title beating St. George and Defence Forces Fc. In the same year, Ethiopian Coffee FC signed a worth sponsorship deal with Habesha Beer, their third ever sponsorship deal following worbek and meta Abo Beer.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ethiopia GK Jemal Tassew
4 Ethiopia DF Samuel Wendmu
6 Ethiopia DF Thok James
7 Ethiopia FW Kedir Salah
8 Ethiopia FW Ephrem Ashamo
9 Ethiopia FW Abdurahman Mubarek
10 Ethiopia MF Dawit Estifanos
12 Ethiopia DF Fregizi Mengistu
14 Ethiopia MF Ephrem Zekarias
15 Ethiopia MF Ashenafi Koricho
16 Ethiopia DF Minyahil Wendmu
No. Position Player
17 Ethiopia MF Solomon Gebremedhin
19 Ethiopia MF Fasika Asfaw
20 Ethiopia MF Yonas Geremew
21 Ethiopia DF Sintalem Teshager
22 Ethiopia DF Robel Girma
23 Ethiopia FW Binyam Asefa
24 Ethiopia FW Aschalew Girma
25 Ethiopia MF Gatoch Panome
27 Ethiopia MF David Beshah
28 Ethiopia DF Million Beyene
29 Ethiopia GK Getu Tesfaye
30 Ethiopia FW Mido

Achievements[edit]

1997, 2011
1988, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2008
1997, 2000, 2008, 2010
2007

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1998 - Second Round
2012 - First Round
2004 - Preliminary Round
1999 - First Round
2000 - Second Round
2001 - Second Round
1994 - First Round
2003 - First Round

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Meta Abo Beer gives Coffee life line, retains board chair", Capital website (accessed 21 May 2009)

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