Just after the signing of two players from the Swedish Premier league, in the city of the Hague where the 1998 border issue between Eritrea and Ethiopia was solved another teenager (17 years old) Eritrean player has emerged. Hennos Asmelash and his family along with a new team mate dotted their signatures for a new contract that will last until the year 2020 with Dutch premiere league team ADO Den Haag. The club currently sits in the 15th place spot and must remain in the same spot if it wants to remain in the Eredivise (Premier Dutch league).
Hennos Asmelash who is a strong defender has been a part of the Under 19 ADO Den Haag team, until recently when he got the call from the senior squad. He got in the as a substitute on January 14 in an away match against Heerenveen. A very level headed player Hennos has a bright future. Most athletes with Eritrean roots that have had success in their sport male or female and in a variety of sports have proven that their success comes from developing a good value system at home. These stories from Eri-International sports are written specifically to encourage parents, children, family, community and ERITREA that through hard work anything can be achieved.
The international news about Alexander Isak has taken the football/soccer world by storm. Why? because it is a unique situation and it has the world's major media outlets talking, writing and watching the story unfold. What makes it even more special is the fact that the young Eritrean-Swede has responded with full force every time he has been in the spotlight. It is because of the amazing and extraordinary abilities of the young man that other excellent players have not gotten the same amount of coverage. Meanwhile see the youtube link below for a story on Hennos and his new team mate as they sign their contract with their families present.
Tesfalidet Tekie is a very gifted player and at 19 years old his contract with a pretty strong Belgian side would have in itself been a huge news story. Let us not forget the likes of Henok Goitom who still has some soccer left in him and Golgol Mebrahtu who has made his way to Europe from Australia. Then we arrive at Hennos Asmelash who has been playing in the youth teams of his current club and even represented the Orange crush (Dutch) national side by performing well on the youth national teams.
Work hard and pay attention to your education, respect your family and chances are that your success be it in sports, music, science, business, law, medicine or what ever you set out to do, is likely to happen. Hennos Asmelash is still young and we will watch out for him as he makes his debut with ADO Den Haag.
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