October 2009 Eritrea’s future in the soccer world rests upon its young talented players who play here and there in the streets, school pitches and mini-soccer fields. Very young students, with an average age of 13, who polished their eye-capturing skills and techniques in such pitches, were picked up from a tournament held in Asmara and represented Eritrea, under a team name Warsay, in the 37th Norway Cup in mid June 2009. They came back holding a big trophy that attests to their excellence.
Giorgis’s travels: The incredible adventure… When he first arrived in Gonder, he was fortunate enough to find a job to maintain his living and later met an Eritrean man who owned a bakery in the town. He was employed there and stayed in the town for a little more than a year. Giorgis was fast at studying languages. He could communicate in English from his bible studies at the missionary school he was attending in Mendefera and managed to speak and understand Amharic from his stay in Gonder. “Somehow, I was not satisfied with how I was doing in Gonder”, Giorgis said, “So I decided to move on towards the west and so I took off once more.”
To start with, in the early 90s Eritrean football clubs and its great number of superb players was a pride for Eritrea. Undeniably, the root of foot ball as a popular game dates back to the late 50s or early 60s. Eritrean players, then under Ethiopian colonization defied all the political barriers and proved their superiority. Despite the unwelcome attention they were getting, Eritrean players were the most important and dominant members of the Ethiopian national teams...
“I just took off, but I honestly didn’t know where I was going”, Giorgis, a man in his late sixties said narrowing his eyes remembering his long and adventurous journey as a young man. His full name is Gebregiorgis Mengistu and works as a watchman at the regional administration office in Medeferea located opposite to where he went for his elementary studies. The journey began back in 1954, when Giorgis was 17. They were the times when Eritrea was in a deep political turmoil with the enforcement of Federation and uprising of young Eritreans for an independent Eritrea. Giorgis was then a student with very humble background, which was a constant cause of restlessness. .
Here is what the UCI posted after Daniel’s successful heart operation on its website and his amazing comeback.“A few months ago, Daniel Teklehaimanot underwent a heart surgery that could have put an end to his career as an elite athlete. However, the talented Eritrean rider, who is currently training at the UCI’s World Cycling Center (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland, chose to meet this challenging situation with courage and determination. Thanks to his remarkable physical abilities, he was quickly able to rejoin the group of road racers coached by Michel Theze and Sebastien Duclos.
Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder. What a difference it would have made if the naturally born beautiful women of Eritrea could showcase their beauty in the supermodel contests. As a matter of fact, a number of beautiful young women have represented Eritrea in different beauty pageant contests and captivated international audiences.
Exhausted bodies need long hot bath or may be long hours of nap to revive energy, as drained minds need some space with any kind of relaxant, one of which is coffee. The scent of ground coffee and refreshing aroma of steaming espresso machines is a welcoming nature of the downtown streets of Asmara and other towns in Eritrea. Almost every café in most cities of the country, especially the capital Asmara, happens to own magnificent models of espresso machines and magnificent people that operate them..