Swedish Pro Football Player Henok Goitom Flying to Eritrea To Play for Eritrean National Team


Henok Goitom

Professional football player Henok Goitom is in preparation to go to Eritrea next week for his first Eritrean National Team Game. 



Great News! Henok Goitom's (AIK Stockholm) process to play for the Eritrean National Football Team has been approved by FIFA. Henok Goitom will join the "Red Sea Camels"!

Eritrea is among 142 teams competing to qualify for the FIFA World cup. According to FIFA, African teams have to go through two rounds of matches to qualify for the FIFA World cup 2018.

East African fixtures are Eritrea vs Botswana, Ethiopia vs Sao Tome e Principe, Somalia vs Niger, Djibouti vs Swaziland, South Sudan vs Mauritania and Mauritius vs Kenya.

The winners of the first round will continue to round two where they will join the remaining 27 African PMAs to compete for the World cup in Russia. The second round of is scheduled between 09 and 17 November 2015.

Eritrea will play Botswana on Oct 10, 2015- in Asmara.