After exhibiting arrogance for the past few days, officials of the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) have been forced to finally hold a press conference and answer questions regarding the donation of money to the Federation by Woyanne money man Ato Al Amoudi (it is an insult to Muslims to call this drunkard womanizer a ‘sheik’).
The boycott that is being called by Tegbar and other concerned Ethiopian groups is taking its toll on the Federation’s one-week event this week in Washington DC. The RFK Stadium, where the event is being held, has been empty, and today some of the vendors who had paid $3,000 each for concession stands to sell food and merchandises such as CDs, books, and teeshirts, have started to demand that their money be returned.
Even some of the soccer players seem to have boycotted the event. Out of the 600 players and their families, very few of them are showing up in the stadium. Rather they go to the several other events in Washington DC that are organized by the local restaurants, businesses and independent groups. All the Ethiopian restaurants and coffee shops are filled with Ethiopians who have come from out of town for the weekly event. They just stopped going to the stadium.
The arrogant ESFNA officials will hopefully now start to listen to the people’s voice, be humble and clean up the mess they created.
Ethiopian Review associates are currently attending the press conference and will report about it when it is over.