After a 31 year absence in the Africa Cup of Nations is the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia and with the point of view of star striker Saladin who said that, "they can again tear up the form book and get past the first round".
Wadi Degla who plays for Egyptian side, also admitted that the East Africans are going to be with great fear for the test (Afcon) ahead of them on the 19 January-10 February South Africa, but he said, "Ethiopia will fight hard to get to the quarter-finals".
"Our group is very difficult. Nigeria is a big team, and so is Zambia, who won the Nations Cup the last time," Said, who has scored nine goals in 12 international appearances, told fifa.com.
"However, our team is also strong. We have lost only one game in the last year, so I believe we can have a good tournament, God willing. We will play with the aim of reaching the next round". He stated.