Ethiopian torch bearers in the continental club tournament will be vying to get a positive outcome when they play their first leg CAF Total Confederations Cup tie this afternoon. Wolaitta Dicha and Kidus Giorgis will in action later today.
Wolaitta Dicha tackles Tanzanian giants Young Africans. The Bees of Tona traveled to Dar es Salaam on Wednesday morning as they conducted light training sessions at Jakaya Kikwete Football Academy and the National Stadium. The Sodo club is without captain Teklu Tafesse and right back Eshetu Mena through suspension. Head coach Zenebe Fisseha is expected to field Mubarak Shekur and Yared Dawit to fill the void places. Yanga are without four key players as they will not be getting the services of Kevin Patrick Yondani, Obrey Chirwa, Said Juma and Papy Kabamba. Wolaitta Dicha were held to a goalless draw in their last Ethiopian Premier League outing against Mekelakeya.
Kidus Giorgis eyes CARA Brazzaville scalp in Addis Ababa. The record Ethiopian champions are having relatively a low season as their inconsistency culminated to see them demoted from the Total Champions League. Portuguese head coach Manuel Vaz Pinto charges registered a 3-1 league win over Fasil Ketema in week 17 of the topflight as they ended their 2 month winless streak in all competitions. The Horsemen will not be getting the service of center back Asechalew Tamene through suspension and Amara Malle, Tadele Mengesha and Salahdin Said are out nursing injury.