Sonntag, 29. September 2013


Ethiopia vs. South Sudan (1:0), CECAFA Cup 2012 in Uganda
Ethiopia probably convinced us all in the last 2012 African Cup of Nations. At least they massively impressed me. I was after an Ethiopia shirt some years ago and had been in contact with at least 5 Ethiopian national team players, but none of them could help (or wanted to). Then I suddenly (shortly before the African Cup of Nations) I read a newspaper article about David Beshah. David was drafted to the 30-player-squad for the preparations for the African Cup despite he was playing at TSC Euskirchen in the 5th German division. After some research I found out that David played for Blau-Weiß Kerpen before, which is the team of the city I live in since 20 years.
Afterwards I just searched him on Facebook and found out that we have 5 or 6 common friends, whom I all know from school. So there is an Ethiopian national team player living in the same small village in the middle of nowhere and having common friends with me. Just absolutely stunning!
In fact David was keen to help me and now, as he just transfered to "Ethiopian Coffee" (an Ethiopian pro club), he finally was able to get an official Ethiopia shirt for me.
His father, who helped sorting out the deal with Ethiopian Coffee, took the shirt with him and I just visited him at home (which is about 2 min by car away from me!) to grab it.
As you might read between the lines I am still very fascinated how small the world can be sometimes. Of course the shirt itself is absolutely amazing and one of the most beautiful ones out there.
Massive thanks go to David Beshah and his dad for sorting that out!
I will leave you with the picture of David that was published in our local newsletter when he first was called up for the Ethiopian squad.

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