|Date of birth||19 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Eritrea|
Despite being intransigent that his team were going to win opposing Botswana in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match, Efrem's side lost 2-0 and 3-1 to the Zebras;however, he and 10 players solicited political asylum in Botswana, claiming they were in danger by returning to their homeland but not elucidating why.
The Eritrean coach revealed that he was striving to select emerging young players and Eritrean expatriate footballers in Europe for the national roster in 2015.
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- "Coach of Eritrea's National Football Team and 10 Players Seek Asylum in Botswana". Zegabi. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
- "Eritrean National Football Team – All eyes on Red Sea Camels! | ኤርትራ- ቻት.ኮም - eritrea-chat.com". www.eritrea-chat.com. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
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