Reigning champions Kidus Giorgis trounced ArbaMinch Ketema 3-0 in the 2016/17 Ethiopian Premier League curtains raiser tie played in Addis Ababa Stadium. The Crocodiles, as ArbaMinch Ketema are nicknamed, could not survive the Horsemens onslaught.
Abubakher Sanni scored the 2016/17 league season goal in just 30 seconds when he struck from close range after a goalmouth scramble. Salahdin Said almost doubled the lead at the quarter hour mark but his goal bound shot hit the bottom right woodwork. Nonetheless, Burkinabe Abdoulkarim Nikiema set Salahdin up for the second goal in five minutes from the break.
ArbaMinch Ketema tried to push forward in search of a goal in the second half with a renewed spirit of offensive play. However, the visitors failed to make the most of their opportunities in front of goal. Second half substitute Adane Girma headed in the 88th minute from a Ramkel Lok cross to seal all the three points.
Kidus Giorgis have now defeated ArabMinch Ketema in 8 league meetings while the South Ethiopian outfit only won ones. Two games ended in stalemate. Remaining seven Premier League games will be played later today across the country.