A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Dodgy Eritrea Players Persuaded To Go Home - The Voice Newspaper
After an intervention by Botswana Football Association Officials, 10 players from the visiting Eritrea National team agreed to board the bus enroute to Gaborone where they’ll board a 18:20 flight to Johannesburg.
The team missed the morning flight due to stand off as some players showed their desire to remain in the country.
Eritrea has a history of absconding whenever they are on national duty. In 2012 17 players and a team doctor were reported to have absconded in Uganda.
Only 12 players returned from a shopping trip.
In 2010 after the CECAFA tournament in Tanzania 13 players from Eritrea team disappeared only to reappear in Houston Texas under refugee resettlement programme in the United States