Ethiopian Coffee F.C.

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Ethiopian Coffee FC
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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
2014–15 6th

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.

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

Current squad 2014/2015[edit]

Position Shirt Name Date of birth Nationality
GK 1 Nelson Fiberesima 18.11.91 Nigeria
GK 22 Muse Gebrekidan 18.5.94 Ethiopia
GK 29 Getu Tesfaye 1.5.95 Ethiopia
DF 2 Asnake Moges 3.10.98 Ethiopia
DF 4 Samuel Wendimu 14.12.94 Ethiopia
DF 6 James Tok Galwak 2.7.94 Ethiopia
DF 16 Ephrem Wondewosen 23.10.83 Ethiopia
DF 17 Minyahil Wendimu 29.9.83 Ethiopia
DF 22 Robel Girma 30.6.94 Ethiopia
DF 28 Million Beyene 26.10.92 Ethiopia
DF 30 Ahmed Rashid 11.12.97 Ethiopia
MF 3 Mesud Mohammed 18.2.90 Ethiopia
MF 9 Elyas Mamo 9.8.93 Ethiopia
MF 10 Dawit Estifanos 27.2.88 Ethiopia
MF 11 Tilahun Wolde 20.11.92 Ethiopia
MF 12 Dereje Hailu 18.7.86 Ethiopia
MF 14 Ephrem Zekaryas 18.12.95 Ethiopia
MF 19 Habtamu Regassa 23.12.91 Ethiopia
MF 20 Yonas Geremew 19.6.94 Ethiopia
MF 23 Binyam Assefa 6.10.86 Ethiopia
MF 25 Gatoch Panom 30.11.94 Ethiopia
MF 27 David Beshah 27.7.87 EthiopiaGermany
FW 7 Edem Housorovi 13.10.86 Togo
FW 8 Mohamed Naser 7.6.89 Ethiopia
FW 13 Shakiru Alade-Abikoyé 27.7.89 Benin
FW 15 Michael Beyene  ? Ethiopia
FW 21 Saleamlak Tegegn 11.1.98 Ethiopia
FW 24 Aschalew Girma 11.9.91 Ethiopia

Notes[edit]

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

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