Seven Ethiopian Premier League round 12 games were played on Saturday as Dedebit and Adama Ketema registered important victories. Addis Ababa Ketema, Woldia and Sidama Bunna earned an incredible triumph over their opponents. Ethiopia Bunna and Ethio-Electric shared spoils in Addis Ababa while Dire Dawa Ketema and Mekelakeya were involved in stalemate.
A last gasp Shemkit Gugesa goal secured Dedebit maximum points over a strong Fasil Ketema side in Gondar. Shemkit’s strike came on the 85th minute after Fasil Ketema defenders gave the winger time and space to score inside the area in a game where the Emperors dominated the proceedings.
Adama Ketema beat ArbaMinch Ketema in Adama Abebe Bikila Stadium to go top of the log table. Surafel Dagnachew gave Adama the lead in the 8th minute but the Crocodiles hit back through Andenet Adane’s header a minute later. Adama retook the lead 8 minutes later as Surafel completed his brace.
Addis Ababa Ketema pulled off a huge and surprise upset in Sodo following their 1-0 win over Wolaitta Dicha. Haile Eshetu struck the lone goal for the capital city club when a corner kick found him in the box. Addis Ababa Ketema has also ended 8 games losing streak.
Nigerian import Lucky Bariledum Sunny struck the solitary goal as Sidama Bunna pip Ethiopia Nigd Bank in Yirgalem. This encounter previously saw 6 consecutive draws in Yirgalem.
Woldia SC recorded their first 3 points in the newly built Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi Stadium with a 2-1 win over Hawassa Ketema. Ghanaian center back Adamu Mohammed’s strike was canceled out by Togolese forward Araft Djako. Nonetheless, the Wollo outfit came out winners through Chala Driba’s late strike.
Dire Dawa Ketema rush from behind to force a 1 all draw against Mekelakeya in Harar. Due to the Dire Dawa Stadium is under refurbishment, the game was moved to Harar’s Amir Abdulahi Stadium. Second half substitute Tewodros Tafese scored a beautiful free kick goal ten minute from time. Former Hawassa Ketema striker Bereket Yisak salvage a point 7 minutes later when he headed home from close range.
Ethiopia Bunna and Ethio-Electric settled for a goalless draw in Addis Ababa.
Adama Ketema sits at the summit of the log table with 24 points; Dedebit are second a point adrift. Kidus Giorgis, who hosts Jimma Aba Bunna today in Addis Ababa Stadium, tabled third with 21 points. Sidama Bunna leapfrogged Fasil Ketema to sit fourth with 20 points. Jimma Aba Bunna, Addis Ababa Ketema and Hawassa Ketema are in the drop zone.
Week 12 Results
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Dire Dawa Ketema 0-0 Mekelakeya
Fasil Ketema 0-1 Dedebit
Adama Ketema 2-1 ArbaMinch Ketema
Sidama Bunna 1-0 Ethiopia Nigd Bank
Wolaitta Dicha 0-1 Addis Ababa Ketema
Ethiopia Bunna 0-0 Ethio-Electric
Woldia SC 2-1 Hawassa Ketema
Sunday, January 22, 2017
16:00 – Kidus Giorgis vs. Jimma Aba Bunna (Addis Ababa Stadium)