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After a Long Hiatus, Eritrea Returned to International Soccer Games

Asmara Stadium - International soccer is back in Eritrea
Eritrea made a come back to international soccer after a series of setbacks. Go Camels, go and bring back our old glory.

By Bereket Kidane,

Eritrea’s Red Sea Camels lost to the Zebras of Botswana 2-nil at home this past weekend in a FIFA Qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup Russia in front of a capacity crowd at Cicero Stadium in Asmara.

The Camels team that was put together in a hurry last week, a mix of domestic and Europe-Australia-Canada-Sudan-based players, showed lack of chemistry at times but otherwise played a respectable game in a 2-0 loss.

There were some bright spots for the Camels, however. The Swedish-based Senai Berhane anchored a strong defense and can be the Camel’s Minister of Defense going forward. The Captain, Henok Goitom, narrowly missed a goal at the 4:46 marker on a long pass that he received from Senay but otherwise was slightly out of sync and had no help at all from the mid-field. The only real shots Henok took at the goal post were on long passes that came from Senai in the backfield. Continue reading After a Long Hiatus, Eritrea Returned to International Soccer Games

Eritrea Lose First Leg Away to Botswana

Eritrea played great but lost to a better Botswana team.

By TesfaNews,

In there rare international appearance, the Red Sea Camels of Eritrea fell 2-0 at home against the Zebras of Botswana as the 13 first-leg schedule of the 2018 World Cup preliminary round qualifier was completed on today.

The match was played in Cicero Stadium and was settled by a goal in each half. Galabgwe Moyana gave the Zebras the lead midway through the opening half and Joel Mogorosi scored the second midway through the second half. Continue reading Eritrea Lose First Leg Away to Botswana

Henok Goitom to Debut in #RedSeaCamels Uniform Against Botsawna

HIGH HOPES. Eight Europe based Eritrean professional footballers, including Henok Goitom of the Swedish Team AIK Fotbol, are heading home for a historic CAF qualifying matches against Botswana in the run up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Time to bring back the old glory.

By Bereket Kidane,

The wait is over. Henok Goitom, the star center forward, and seven other players of Eritrean origin with dual nationalities will make their debut for Eritrea’s national soccer team “the Red Sea Camels” on Saturday against Botswana for the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying match in Asmara.

The second leg of the qualifying fixture will be held in Botswana after three days on October 13th. The referee squad will be Ibrahim Nur El Din, and his assistants Ayman Degaish and Ahmed Abou, all from Egypt. Continue reading Henok Goitom to Debut in #RedSeaCamels Uniform Against Botsawna