Support for Sport

Mohammed Al Amoudi has a strong commitment to sport not only in Ethiopia but in Africa and internationally. He sees sporting achievement as means of bringing people together regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or religious beliefs, In 2013, he donated 10 million birr to the Ethiopian national football team to support them in the African Nations Cup. In the previous year, he provided 5 million birr each to the national men’s and women’s football teams, showing an early interest in the women’s sport in anticipation of the formation of an Ethiopian Women’s Football League.

In 2017 the 177,000 square metre Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi Stadium, a major regional sports centre in Woldia, Ethiopia, was inaugurated by then-Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Mohammed said on that occasion, “The community here [In Woldia where Mohammed grew up] has a very special love of sport. This stadium is my gift to the people of Woldiya.” Personally, he supports the major Ethiopian Premier League football team St. George FC, based in Addis Ababa.

Outside Ethiopia, he sponsored the CECAFA Cup, Africa’s oldest football competition, from 2004 to 2007. It was renamed the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup in 2005 and 2006. His support for sport has also extended outwards to the Ethiopian diaspora and he contributed significant funds to AESAONE, providing, at one stage, a three year financial commitment.

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