Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
What factors are affecting of the ethiopian national football team player?
Author(s): Dr. Gashaw Awlachew Aneleyi, Johan Van Heerden
Abstract: This study has conducted to find out the causal Factors are affecting of the Ethiopian Men’s National Football Team Player? For this study 296 (Two hundred ninety six) individuals were selected through purposive sampling methods using participated in 2014/15 and the current Ethiopian national team, Club captains and vice-captains, of Sport, postgraduate Sport Science students, former and current national team players and highly experienced experts. This study used quantitative method approaches and data were collected by eight trained Sport Science experts who have a basic knowledge about sport science, particularly football. The data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 20.0) for quantitative data. based on the findings of the study, the failure of the Ethiopian National Football team, was due to inconsistent training principle, impracticality of talent scouting procedure, lack of appropriate support from the concerned bodies, absence of training plan, lack of professional knowledge of periodization, absence of training aids, lack of facilities and equipment’s, lack of training manuals etc. Moreover, The system of EFF for the strengthening of the Ethiopian national football team is not that much strong, because there is no means of evaluating a day to day performance of the team, strong integration between the sport ministry and EFF, controlling mechanisms of coaches and of proper follow-up of the team. These situations contribute to the decline of the National football team. In the contrary the main reasons of the rise of Ethiopian National football team was commitment, strong national feeling and their team dynamics.