Ethiopian Footballers get an Extra Incentive to Win

This year’s African cup of Nations is set to be even more intense for the Ethiopian team than ever before. The national team, which hasn’t qualified to play in the tournament since 1982 inspired nationwide enthusiasm as they beat bothBenin and the Sudan to qualify for the cup. “We are the pioneers, but we went backwards,” said Sahilu Gebremariam, president of the Ethiopian Football Federation, “Now the whole nation is inspired again. In light of this newfound enthusiasm, the federation is now offering players a substantial sum, should they achieve victory in the final. Each player has been promised $55,000 if they get to the final, and $111,000 reward for […]