Internationals: Ethiopian coach makes history in Yemen


Abraham Mebratu’s name will go down in history as the first man to lead war-torn Yemen to the Asian Cup finals. Mebratu’s charges booked a place at next year’s finals in UAE by overcoming Nepal, 2-1 ensuring they finish top of their group with two wins and two draws in four matches. The Ethiopian and his Yemeni team has won a victory both for football and the country which still continues to toil in political unrest.

"We played all of our home games far from home but still we notched tremendous results that have made all Yemenis rejoice as one in these trying times." - Abraham Mebratu

This is the first time that an Ethiopian coach has led a foreign country to a major tournament.