Eritrea didn't travel back to their country with seven players after their heroics in the just concluded CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup hosted in Uganda.
Eritrea finished second in the competition after going down to the hosts in the final this coming after convincingly trouncing Kenya's Harambee Stars in the semis.
Reports from Eritrean tabloid (Eritrean Football) indicated that Isias Abraham, Eyob Girmai, Robel Kidane, Yosief Mebrahtu, Filmon Semere, Abel Ogbay, and Ismail Jahar didn't make it to Asmara with the team.
The development though isn't a new thing with the horn of Africa nation as the same fate befell their U20 team who had graced the CECAFA U20 Tournament hosted in October in Jinja.
Robel Kidane, Yosief Mebrahtu, Filmon Semere and Abel Ogbay, Ismail Jahar pic.twitter.com/SdbSzx3FGE— EritreanFootball 🔴🌊🐪🇪🇷 (@eritreafootball) December 22, 2019