The 2019/20 Ethiopian Premier League kicked off on Sunday and Monday as reigning Champions Mekelle 70 Enderta off to a winning start meanwhile runners up Fasil and Sidama failed to register all three points in the opening week fixtures.
On Sunday six games were held across the nation as Wolwalo, Woliata Dicha, Mekelle and Hawassa were all victorious meanwhile games between Fasil and Adama, Wolkite and Kidus Giorgis all ended in a stalemate.
Reigning Champions hosted newly promoted side Hadiya Hossana and cruised to a 2-1 victory courtesy to Yared Kebede and Amnuel G/Michael strikes in the second half, meanwhile the veteran defender Desta Gichamo scored the conciliation goal for the visitors.
Yohannes Sahle’s Wolwalo AU season got off to a flyer as they ran out 3-1 winners away from home against Sebeta Ketema, the promising youngster Semere Haftey grabbed the brace meanwhile Carlos Damtew got the other for the side being built in Yohannes’s blue print. Also Hawassa ketema came from behind to beat Dire Dawa Ketema 2-1 following late strikes deep in the second half from clubs youth products Mesfin Taffese and Biruk Beyene.
The highly anticipated match between Wolaita Dicha and Sidama Bunna ended 2-0 in favor of the home side, summer recruit Idriss Hussen and Baye Gezahegn scored the winning goals for Dicha. The double encounter last campaign was held in neutral venue last campaign due to security concerns. but this time it was a peaceful footballing contest thanks to works done in prior months to loosen the tension.
On the second day of the game week, Jimma Aba Jiffar and Bahir Dar shared points while Didder Lebri solitary strike was enough to hand Sehul Shire a wining start to the season against Ethiopia Bunna.
Game Week 2 Fixtures
Saturday December 7
Adama ketema vs Wolkite Ketema (Adama Ababa Bikila Stadium)
Kidus Giorgis vs Sebeta Ketema (AA Stadium)
Wolwalo A.U vs Wolaita Dicha (Tigray Stadium)
Bahirdar Ketema vs Mekelle 70 Enderta ( Bahir Dar Stadium)
Hadiya Hossana vs Hawassa Ketema (Abiyo Ersamo Stadium)
Fasil Kenema vs DireDawa Ketema (FasileDes Stadium)
Sunday December 8
Ethiopia Bunna vs Jimma Aba Jiffar (AA Stadium)
Sidama Bunna vs Sehul Shire (Hawassa Stadium)