OSFNA Executive Board positions are volunteer positions that are elected by team representatives at General Assembly meetings held during OSFNA week. Executive Board positions are held on two-year cycles. Meet the current OSFNA Executive Board. We’re a group of passionate individuals committed to serving the OSFNA community.
Hamline University Alumni
Major: B.S. Biochemistry minor Chemistry
Master: Manufacturing Engineer
Employer: Boston Scientific
OSFNA provides an important platform that our community is greatly in need of in bringing our people together. It’s a platform that connects, inspires, and assists PLAYERS in realizing their full athletic potential and aspirations while building lasting relationships with individuals from other states and continents.
I am excited to be part of this organization, share what I know to bring this organization to the next level, and give back to the community.
Fuad Ibrahim is Treasure of OSFNA, re-elected in 2019. Fuad has been immersed within OSFNA since its inception in 1996. He has participated as a player, coach, team representative, and Board member.
Fuad believes that OSFNAneeds to continue to make dynamic changes to adapt to the needs of its members and the Oromo Community around the world. As a member of the Board of Directors, he would like to see the organization grow bigger and stronger.
His goal and objective are to ensure the success of the organization by bringing new ideas and innovative ways to attract more people to OSFNA to fulfill its mission of bringing Oromos together.
John Tamrat has recently been elected to serve as Secretary and Project Manager for the upcoming 2019 – 2021 year. John has been immersed within OSFNA since 2006. He has participated as a player, team representative, and now in an Executive Board capacity.
John has continued to utilize soccer to engage with young people in a coaching capacity. He has coached across multiple Twin Cities-based youth soccer clubs; Blackhawks, NSSA, Saint Croix Academy, Mounds View High School, as well as being part of the Sanneh Foundation Haitian Initiative soccer program during his time at the Foundation.
For John, OSFNA has always provided the ability to connect with the larger Oromo community through a common activity of sports and more specifically the beautiful game of soccer. As a board member, John is looking forward to further supporting the organization in building out its structure and organizational capacity to allow OSFNA to execute and expand its impact and reach to our players, fans, and community.
John holds a B.A. from Goshen College and Masters's Degree from Leeds University, U.K. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California, where has continues to coach at the club and high school level at Mavericks Soccer Club and Berkeley High School.
Secretary | Project Manager
Ababee graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and currently works at Vigene Biosciences, Inc as an Upstream Process Development.
Ababee has been with OSFNA for over a decade as a player, a team representative, coach, and now as a member of the Executive Board. Ababee currently holds a USSF “F” Coaches License. He served as the Head Coach for Leenca DC since 2011 and he has transformed the team into one of the competitive teams in OSFNA Division A.
Under his leadership, Leenca DC made it to the finals of the 2017 OSFNA soccer tournament for the first time. In addition to his coaching experience with Leenca DC, Ababee has also coached fifth-graders at Stone Middle School and held a perfect record in the Montgomery Soccer Incorporation League to win the divisional championship in 2016.
As an Athletic Director, Ababee is looking forward to working with the rest of the Executive Board to organize a top-level soccer tournament that’s competitive but also safe and fun for everyone participating.
The first time I joined OSFNA was in the year 2000 where I took an Oromo Football team from Calgary, Canada to Toronto Canada, to participate in OSFNA during the summer of 2000.
Prior to that, in my early young days, I was a very competitive Football player. In 1988, I was one of the few players in the Estate of Alberta, that was selected to go to London, England Football tour, to play against Professional youth Clubs such as:
– West Ham United Youth
– Watford Youth
– Crystal Palace Youth and
– Royal Air force Germany
Currently, I serve as the Manager of Oromo Calgary Football Club and oversee their day-to-day activities in running the Club.
All in all, It is with great sincerity and joy, I am joining the OSFNA board members for the upcoming year 2020/2021. With my past life experiences and educational background, I am ready and excited to work with my OSFNA board members, team representatives, and as well, with Oromo Citizens and business partners at large; to promote, grow and prosper OSFNA for the upcoming future Oromo generations.
Working for my people gives me joy and happiness.
My CONTRIBUTION is your CONTRIBUTION; Let’s make OSFNA GREAT again together.
Public Relations Officer
Abdurazak Tolola is the Event Coordinator of OSFNA, he was elected in 2019 to serve as an OSFNA board member. Abdul has joined OSFNA in 2016 as a coach and team representative of Gadaa FC Houston.
Abdul has studied and majored in culinary art and hospitality with a minor in computer science. His role as an event coordinator will be a great asset for OSFNA as he has had several years of experience in this position as a visionary and planner for continued success.