Mariano Barreto

Ethiopia terminate Barreto contract

Published On 18/04/2015 | By AFS Staff | AFCON, Africa, Latest News, Top Stories

The Ethiopian Football Federation has announced the termination of coach Mariano Barreto’s contract in an official statement.

Barreto, a Portuguese national, was appointed head coach of the Ethiopian national team last year on a two-year deal.

The Walia Antelopes endured a disappointing qualifying series for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations under Barreto’s reign finishing bottom of their group.

Local reports has claimed deep division between Barreto and the Ethiopian Football Federation’s technical department as part of the reason for an early termination.

BBC Sport reports that in an official statement received, the EFF will pay an undisclosed amount of money to Baretto for ending the contract early.

A new coach will have to orchestrate Ethiopia out of a group involving Algeria, Lesotho and Seychelles in their 2017 Nations Cup qualifying group.

There are no early suggestions as to who will replace the Portuguese with the EFF decling to comment.

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