6th of April 2016 - International Day of Sports for Development and Peace

A football tournament took place on 9 April in the Ethiopian National Stadium in Addis Ababa on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace. The event was organized by the Ethiopian Football Federation in cooperation with the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB). The event was mainly financed through sports funds of the German Federal Foreign Office. The four best U17 teams of the Ethiopian Premier League faced off in a series of suspenseful matches in the stadium. The event was opened on behalf of the German Embassy by Mr. Benjamin Hanna, Head of the Press Section of the Embassy. TV and radio covered the event. The International Day of Sports for Development and Peace was created by the United Nations in order to strengthen Olympic values of fairness and tolerance among youths.