Red Sea FC

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Red Sea FC
Full name Red Sea Football Club
Nickname(s) Elpa
Ground Cicero Stadium
Asmara, Eritrea
Ground Capacity 20,000
League Eritrean Premier League

Red Sea Football Club is an Eritrean football club based in Asmara.

In 2011 after a regional tournament in Tanzania, 13 team members didn't return home but have asked for political asylum.[1]


1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1999 – Preliminary Round
2000 – Preliminary Round
2001 – First Round
2003 – Preliminary Round
2006 – Preliminary Round

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
Eritrea GK Daniel Goitom
Eritrea GK Saleh Ebbaie
Eritrea DF Simon Gid
Eritrea DF Frezi Berhe
Eritrea DF Telk Gebrejabiher
Eritrea DF Elias Embaie
Eritrea DF Efrem Bein
Eritrea DF Tomas Berhe
Eritrea DF Amanuel Guess
Eritrea DF Suliman Mohammed
Eritrea MF Hamdai Abdelkadr
No. Position Player
Eritrea MF Ermias Maakele
Eritrea MF Sertse Tesfamaicl
Eritrea MF Ermias Weldai
Eritrea MF Zenkael Asmalas
Eritrea MF Jusi Michael
Eritrea MF Berham Aregai
Eritrea FW Hilan Kaid
Eritrea FW Dnicatsu Shimangus
Eritrea FW Hail Goitom
Eritrea FW Mrad Tesfay


  1. ^ "Eritrean Red Sea FC footballers seek Tanzania asylum". BBC. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.