Sheikh Mohammed H. Al Amoudi

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi – Three Year Sponsor (2012-2014) Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi is one of the world’s leading businessmen and philanthropists. He is of Ethiopian-Yemeni heritage. Although he has interests across the world, he has shown a particular commitment to his mother country of Ethiopia. In 2011, he undertook to support the 2012-2014 series of annual soccer tournaments to be organized by AESAONE. His significant donation derives from a double commitment on his part – to Ethiopia and to soccer. He sponsored the CECAFA Cup, Africa’s oldest football competition, from 2004 to 2007 in the amount of $1.5m and it was renamed in his honor the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup in 2005 and 2006. Sheikh Al Amoudi has provided 5m birr each to the national Ethiopian men’s and women’s football teams. The grant to the women’s team was made in advance of the Eighth African Women’s Championship. Although the Ethiopian women’s team did not qualify for the

2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota June 29 – July 4th

AESAONE’s annual tournament will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 29th – July 4th. This summer our festival will include mid-distance track and field, basketball tournaments, cultural music and dances, children entertainments, various vendors offering artifacts, clothing, Ethiopian food, Ethiopian movie DVD and music CDs, mini concerts – and most of all entertaining soccer games. We will also have respected Ethiopian sports figures as our Guests of Honor. See you in Minneapolis. AESAONE

Message from the board of directors

From: Board of Directors, All Ethiopian Sports Association One (AESAONE) – We want to extend our warmest greetings to all and especially to those that are dealing with the harsh weather of 2014. We want to start out with the announcement that our third annual AESAONE general meeting held in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 2014 was a successful one. The administrative change, implemented after the 2013 AESAONE tournament, was evident in the form of new faces in the Executive Committee. The committee members, along with the Board of Directors, Advisory Group and Team Representatives, conducted a meeting filled with harmony and civility. Coming into the meeting, AESAONE faced challenges that came with the aforementioned change but they were handled professionally, patiently and above all with the utmost respect for one another. Unfortunately, we were not able to have everyone embrace these changes but AESAONE is now moving in the right direction, and is achieving its intended vis


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