Walia Ibex skipper Behailu Assefa is upbeat of getting a positive result against Kenya when the two sides clash in a CHAN 2016 match to be played at the Bahir Dar Stadium on Sunday.
Assefa who has been instrumental in the side for many years and played at AFCON 2013, Chan 2014 and World Cup 2014 qualifiers is the most experienced player in the team and has urged his team mates to stay focused ahead of the Kenya game.
“We know it will not be an easy game considering Kenya are a good side but that will be known in the pitch. We have a very good young side that has dreams of making it to the final. Starting at home mean we have to get a win before we play the return leg away in Kenya.”
“We are motivated as players and after the win against Lesotho in AFCON qualifiers with almost the same squad of players we don’t want to over emphasize on our opponents but to focus on our own strengths as we go into the important game that is a must win to us,” Behailu Assefa told supersport.com.
Ethiopia Walia Ibex have been training under Coach Yohannes Sahle who has brought in new players in the team as he tries to rebuild the side.