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→
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 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.