Ethiopian Sports Federation

የእግር ኳስ አባወራውን ተሠናበትነው

በኢትዮጰያ የእግር ኳስ ታሪክ ከሚወሡ ስኬቶች መካከል የሚጠቀሠው ሦስተኛው የአፍሪካ ዋንጫ ድል ነው።ይህ በሀገሪቱ አንድ ለእናቱ የሆነው ድል ሲነሣ ትውልድ ከሚጠቅሳቸው የቡድን አባላት መካከል ሉቺያኖ ባሳሎ ቀዳሚው ነበር።ይህ ድንቅ እግር ኳሠኛ በወቅቱ የስፖርት ቤተሠቦች ዘንድ በችሎታው የሚደነቅ የቡድን ስራ ላይ ከፍተኛ ሚና የነበረው ስፖርተኛ ነበር።

ከአስመራ የጀመረው የእግር ኳስ ህይወቱ ወደ ድሬዳዋው ጥጥ ማህበር ከዛም ወደ ቅ/ጊዮርጊስ ተጫዋችነት እና አሠልጣኝነት የተሻገረ የእግር ኳስ ስኬቶቹ የሉቺያኖ መታሠቢያ ነው።

በሦሥተኛው የአፍሪካ ዋንጫ በዘጠኝ ቁጥር ሚና ተጠቃሽ የነበረው ሉቺያኖ ከመንግስቱ ወርቁ ጋር የነበረው ጥምረት በጣሙን የሚደነቅ ነበር።የወቅቱ የቡድኑ አሠልጣኝ የተከበሩ አቶ ይድነቃቸው ተሠማ ለሉቺያኖ የተለየ አክብሮት እንደነበራቸውም ታሪክ ይዘክራል።

በጎርጎሪያው የዘመን ቀመር 1962 ኢትዮጵያን የወከለው ቡድን አምበል የነበረው እና በግማሽ ፍፃሜ ቱኒዚያ ላይ ሁለት ያገባው ሉቺያኖ በውድድሩ ባሳየው ድንቅ ብቃት የውድድሩ ኮከብ ተብሏል።በ2006 ካፍ የ50 ዐመቱ ምርጥ እግር ኳሰኞችን ሲመርጥ ሉቺያኖም ተካቷል።ከወንድሙ ኢታሎ ጋር ለኢትዮጵያ ብ/ቡድን በጋራ የተጫወተው ሉቺያኖ ለኢትዮጵያ ቡ/ቡድን በርካታ ጨዋታዎችን ተሠልፎ ተጫውቷል ።

በቅ/ጊዮርጊስ እግር ኳስ ክለቡም በአሠልጣኝነት ዘመን ተሻጋሪ ታሪክን መስራት ችሎ ነበር።ሉቺያኖ በጥጥ ማህበር በነበረው ቆይታ 10 ዕጥፍ ከሌላው የተለየ ክፍያ ይከፈለው እንደነበርም ታሪክ ያስታውሳል።ሉቺያኖ በቀዳማዊ ሀይለ ስላሴ ቢሸለምም በቀይ ሽብር ወቅት እስር ቀምሷል።የኢትዮጵያ ቡድንንም የማሠልጠን ዕድል እንደነበረውም ታሪክ ያወሳል።ሉቺያኖ በጣልያን የወጣቶች ማሠልጠኛ አቋቁሞ ይሠራም ነበር።

ሉቺያኖ በተወለደ በ87 ዐመቱ በሚኖርበት ጣልያን ሀገር ህይወቱ አልፏል።ሉቺያኖ ባሳሎ በ1992 ከወንድሙ ኢታሎ ጋር በጋራ በመሆን የኢ ኤስ ኤፍ ኤን ኤ የክብር እንግዳ እንደነበሩ ይታወሳል።

ነብስ ይማር

Daily Tickets

Tournament

Player Registration

Vendor Registration

2022 Division I Champions

Congratulations to DC ST. Michael for winning the 39th Annual ESFNA tournament!!!

Division II Champions - Ethio LA Stars

Congratulations to Ethio LA Stars, the 39th Annual ESFNA Tournament Division II Champions !!!

Tournament Schedule

March - April

Vendor Registration

April

Town Hall Meeting at Host City

Sunday July 3rd

Opening Day

Friday July 8th

Ethiopian Day

Saturday July 9th

Closing Night

ABOUT ESFNA

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA), founded in 1984, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the rich Ethiopian culture and heritage as well as build positive environment within Ethiopian-American communities in North America.  Its mission is bringing Ethiopians together to network, supporting the business community, empowering the young by providing scholarships and mentoring programs, primarily using soccer tournaments, other sports activities and cultural events as a vehicle.

ESFNA: Storyboard

Founded in 1984, ESFNA is a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization.

Cup Winners

We are proud to showcase all of our past cup winners of the annual ESFNA soccer tournament.

Guest Of Honors

Each year, ESFNA invites individuals that have excelled in sports in Ethiopia in the past.

In Memoriam

On this page ESFNA pays homage to those members who have passed away.

History of ESFNA

The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1984 to promote amateur soccer and cultural events within the Ethiopian community in North America. ESFNA holds a week long soccer tournament every year. Using the soccer tournament as a medium, the organization’s highest aim is to bring Ethiopians together for a multitude of reasons.

Our Sponsors

Community Voices

Met the most interesting and generous people during the week. Saw so many reunions that brought old friends back together.

Neill Jones

Toronto, Canada

It was like a ritual to be at the event to meet with friends & Family every year except the last 3-4 years I moved to the motherland!!

Berhanu Wolde Mariam

Alexandria, Virginia

They are doing a hard work every year. It takes a lots of sacrifice. Keep it up, good job!

Dawit Asfaw

Los Angeles, California

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