Hawassa Ketema succumbed to a 1-0 defeat away to Ethiopia Nigd Bank in the week 18 of the Ethiopian Premier League.
Hawassa Captain Mulugeta Miheret failed to convert a spot kick 4 minutes after the onset as Nigerian import Emanuel Fevor saved the penalty.
Ephrem Ashamo came very close to hand Bank the lead but his effort hits the upright. Bank were on high and their renewed confidence was illustrated in the second half when winger Sisay Toli slots home to seal the win.
Mekelakeya and relegation threatened Dashen Bira were involved in a barren draw. Both sides did little to win the duel as they offered little as an attacking force.
Both sides’ cause seemed lost, but to their credit they managed to settle for a 0-0 draw.
Bank jumped two places to occupy seventh place with 25 points, 12 adrift of leaders Kidus Giorgis, Hawassa Ketema are 8th with 24 points. The draw leaves Dashen Bira 11th to better Electric in goal difference. Mekalakeya sit 10th after collecting 22 points.
Week 19 fixtures will continue on the coming Friday.
Friday, May 13, 2016
15:00 – Hadiya Hossana vs, Kidus Giorgis (Hossana)
15:00 – Diredawa Ketema vs. Wolaitta Dicha (Diredawa)
15:00 – Sidama Bunna vs. Ethiopia Nigd Bank (Yirgalem)
15:00 – Hawassa Ketema vs. Mekelakeya (Hawassa)
15:00 – Dashen Bira vs. Adama Ketema (Gondar)
15:00 – ArbaMinch Ketema vs. Electric (ArbaMinch)
17:30 – Dedebit vs. Ethiopia Bunna (Addis Ababa)