Ethiopia

Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco will contest the reassigned hosting rights to the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie has pledged to introduce major reform in Ethiopian athletics after being elected as the new president of his country’s national governing body for the sport.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has given Kenya a one-month extension to comply with its anti-doping rules, while Ethiopia has been ordered to carry out doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November, or face further action.

The Ethiopian Anti-Doping Agency has said nine of the country’s runners, five of them “top athletes,” are under investigation for doping, while Ethiopian-born 1500 metres champion Abeba Aregawi has been suspended after testing positive for a banned substance.

The Ethiopian Football Federation has elected businessman Juneidin Basha president.