Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus receive a heroes welcome in Asmara, Eritrea. Image/Credit EriTV Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus receive a heroes welcome in Asmara, Eritrea. Image/Credit EriTV

Heroes welcome for Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus in Eritrea

Qhubeka cycling stars Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus were given a heroes welcome after they touched down at Asmara International Airport in Eritrea on Saturday.

Eritreans poured onto the streets in the hope of glimpsing the two stars waving through the roof of a red-dotted Toyota while crowds cheered the arrival of the Qhubeka duo.

Children dressed in the polka-dot jersey on bikes, cultural groups dancing and singing and state owned TV broadcasting live from the streets of Asmara – sleepy Asmara was vibrating on this Saturday morning.

The convoy with the Qhubeka stars drove through the city with final destination the president’s office where they met with Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki.

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Daniel and Merhawi became legends back home after being among the first African cyclists in the first-ever African team to participate at the Tour de France, with the former wining the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France.

Eritreans highly regard that both helped to put Eritrea on the map and that Africa’s first Pan-African team, Qhubeka, achieved its goal of making a name for itself on the international cycling stage.

By Editorial Team

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