Ethiopian premier league week 21 recap

The Ethiopian premier league clubs were in action this week as leaders Mekelle Seba Enderta returned to winning ways while others in the top end of the chart were all victorious except Kidus Giorgis. Ethiopia Bunna and Fasil Kenema enjoyed the free-scoring week.



The week action started on Friday as the only fixture of the day saw tittle fighters Sidama Bunna took on relegation-threatened Sehul Shire at the Hawassa stadium. 3-2 being the scoreline Sidama Bunna’s Addis Gidey scored twice and Dawit Tefera also netting the other one. meanwhile the new import Salifou Fofana scored a brace for the visitors. Following the win Sidama Bunna with 37 points, level with 2nd placed Fasil but are still 3rd with goal difference.

On Saturday 5 star Ethiopia Bunna thrashed Bahir Dar Ketama 5-0 at the Addis Ababa Stadium. Abubeker Nasser and Hussien Shabani scored a brace each while the other goal was scored by Iyasu Tamiru. Bahir Dar Ketema, who were defending very high, easily shuttered by Ethiopia Bunna’s fast counter-attacking approach, ” The Wave of Tana ” who were known for their defensive stolidity in the previous league games were totally outclassed by the brilliant Ethiopia Bunna. After the victory, Bunna overthrew Bahir Dar for the 6th place with 32 points.

Jimma Aba Jiffar also won 1-0 against league bottom side Dedebit at the Tigray international stadium thanks to Okikiola Afolabi’s 35th-minute solo strike. Last season’s Ethiopian premier league champions are under a good run of form as they only lost once in the 2nd round and residing in 4th place with 34 points.

The other game which was scheduled to be held on Saturday at the Hawassa stadium between Debub Police and Wolaita Dicha was canceled following Clash between fans before kickoff, the match between Hawassa Kenema and Kidus Giorgis taking place on Sunday at the same venue was also postponed following security concerns.

Meanwhile on Sunday Fasil Kenema registered an emphatic 4-0 victory away from home to Mekelakeya. The Emperios, were both superior in ball possession and also attempts on goal, scored two goals in each half, Azuka Izzu bagged a brace while Ephrem Alemu and an own goal from Alemneh Girma led Fasil to an emphatic win away from home. Fasil, who, failed to reduce the gap with league leaders last week, are still 2nd with 37 points meanwhile mekelakeya are still in the drop zone with 18 points.

On the other match of Sunday Yared Kebede’s last-minute strike handed league leaders Mekelle Seba Enderta a slender 2-1 wiagainstnst Adama Kenema. In the match that was held at the Tigray international stadium Amanuel G/Michael’s spot-kick canceled out by Addis Hinsta’s equalizer for the visitors deep into the second half. but Yared Kebede’s 88th-minute strike proved to be the difference. Mekelle is still 1st with 45, seven points adrift from 2nd placed Fasil Kenema.

The Postponed Matches were held yesterday as both Matches Between Debub Police and Wolita Dicha which was held in Addis Ababa also Hawassa Kenema and Kidus Giorgis held at the Assela Arengwade stadium also ended in a stalemate.

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