The Addis Ababa City Cup group B games continued on Wednesday as Addis Ababa Ketema held Dedebit to a barren stalemate and Ethiopia Nigd Bank played out a goalless draw against Adama Ketema.
Ethiopian Premier League newcomers Addis Ababa Ketema forced a goalless draw against Dedebit. Dedebit shifted their side to first team starters after their heavy defeat to Adama Ketema in the opening tie. In the first interval both sides failed to get a meaningful goal attempt. Dedebit tried to take the lead after the recess but Addis Ababa Ketema custodian Teklemariam Shanko and the backline stood firm. The capital city club has had some glorious chances to seal the win; nonetheless their attacking proficiency let them down.
Group leaders Adama Ketema and Ethiopia Nigd Bank settled for a 0-0 draw in the other game. Adama Ketema had a better ball possession in the match where the Bankers opted for counter attack. Bank’s Nigerian goalie Emmanuel Fevour parried away Dawa Hotessa’s goal bound free kick in the first half. In heavily contested duel both sides could not get a winning goal as they draw level.
Adama Ketema and Ethiopia Nigd Bank top the group with 4 points whilst Addis Ababa Ketema and Dedebit are 3rd and 4th respectively with 1 point. On Friday, old foes Kidus Giorgis and Mekelakeya lock horns likewise Ethio-Electric hosts Jimma Aba Bunna. Group B last games will be played on Saturday as Ethiopia Nigd Bank and Dedebit face off and Adama Ketema tackles Addis Ababa Ketema.