By Kedane Makonnen,
It is a pity that some people think Ethiopian football is just a place you come in and hold office,kill the game,walk out then suddenly decide to come back again later walking majestically as if Ethiopian football fans and stakeholders have quickly forgotten.
It is a disgrace to Ethiopian football to see the name of Former Ethiopian football federation((EFF) President Dr.Ashebir Woldegiorgis seeking to make a return to the the same federation he run down and left bitter fighting in his term as President between 2005 and 2009 during which time infighting led to the global banning of Ethiopia by World Football Governing Body FIFA.
All this shenanigans under Woldegiorgis stewardship led to Ethiopia being thrown out of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.As we speak he is currently embroiled in further problems after he left the Ethiopia basketball federation as President in a huff soon after being elected in order to seek the EFF Presidency, is this not the GREED that will kill our game in Ethiopia? It is a pity that such people who cannot sustain their places in other federations are left to seek opportunities to hold office the so called eat-a-food epidemic leadership must be eradicated in Ethiopia.
Dr.Ashebir without any prejudice has a bad record in managing football in Ethiopia that is why he resigned in 2009 when he had jumped from the frying pan into the fire when things went from bad to worse and suddenly he was facing a motion of dismissal.He hurriendly resigned and left problems that would take long to solve.
I think we need to really take a good hard look at what’s going on in our game today unlike the previous years.The football development and sustainability cannot be wrapped in cotton wool, protected from the real world when people like Ashebir seek a come back. Do they see it as a privileged position? No, they have an inordinate sense of entitlement.
Football gives most of us relief from the normality of day-to-day life, conversation with your mates, a chance to shout and bawl at the match or at the telly and to bring Ethiopia together.Dr.Ashebir should find alternative employment and leave football alone.
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