Ethiopia Sack Coach Sewnet Bishaw (+Video)
Following his side’s disastrous performance at the recently concluded Africa Nations Championship in South Africa, the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) has parted ways with Coach Sewnet Bishaw.
Against all odds, The Walyas bowed out of the competition at group stages after losing all three games and scoring no single goal.
EFF president Juneidin Basha confirmed the news to BBC Sport but insisted that despite the development, Sewnet will forever remain a hero in the history of the Ethiopian game.
“Sewnet is a hero for our football; he brought us back to the international scene, we recognise his success in the last two years but things must continue to grow,” Basha told BBC Sport.
“They don’t need to stay stuck somewhere.”
Bishaw led Ethiopia to a first Africa Cup of Nations in 31 years when they qualified for the finals in South Africa last year before guiding the team closer to qualifying for their first ever World Cup.
Ethiopia was amongst the ten African teams that reached the 2014 World Cup qualifiers play offs before losing to African Champions Nigeria 4-1 on aggregate over two legs.
However, results in recent months have been poor with the side failing to reach the last four of the 2013 Cecafa Challenge Cup in addition to a poor show at CHAN 2014 in South Africa.
The EFF is yet to name a replacement for Bishaw with qualifiers for 2015 Africa Nations Cup a few months away but reports indicate that a foreign coach will be named soon.