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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2008, 14:49 GMT
Ethiopia reject Fifa road-map
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Fifa are trying to sort out problems within the Ethiopia FA

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has rejected a move by Fifa to reinstate the group's ousted president calling the decision biased and one-sided.

The EFF's general assembly fired former President Dr Asheber Woldegiorgise in January for what they said was the "dismal" record of Ethiopian football.

On 22 Febrary Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) released a road-map to normalize the problems within the EFF.

The road-map said that Dr Asheber and his executive committee are the only leadership that Fifa and Caf would recognise but that an extraordinary meeting of the EFF should be held on 29 March.

The agenda of the meeting would simply be a "motion of dismissal" of the current executive committee.

According to the EFF statutes for this motion to be approved it would have to supported by two thirds of the valid votes cast by the official delegates in a secret ballot.

"Fifa officials have taken a hasty decision before properly assessing the facts and documents submitted by us," the EFF said in a statement.

"Their decision was biased and one-sided."

"We are now trying to develop a sustainable project that would enhance the standard of football in Ethiopia from the current dismal position to a high level, and we hoped Fifa would stand at our side."

Fifa is yet to react to the latest news from Ethiopia.


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