Ethiopian Premier League week 13 duels kicked off with 3 games in Addis Ababa as Ethiopia Bunna overcame Addis Ababa Ketema. Wolaitta Dicha and Ethiopia Nigd Bank draw while Mekelakeya and Fasil Ketema share spoils in thrilling encounter.
Nigerian import Samuel Sanumi headed home a Ahmed Reshede cross in the 67th minute to hand Ethiopia Bunna a vital win over Addis Ababa Ketema in Abebe Bikila Memorial Stadium. Ethiopia Bunna maintain their stunning form under caretaker coach Gezaghen Ketema as the result saw them tabled 6th, four points adrift from leaders Adama Ketema. Ethiopia Bunna started off the league campaign on the wrong foot but recent resurgence has been seen in the results.
Wolaitta Dicha came from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Ethiopia Nigd Bank in Addis Ababa Stadium. Alazar Fasika’s opener for the Sodo outfit was canceled by Fikreyesus Tekelbirhane. Nonetheless, Binima Belay put the Bankers ahead two minutes before the end of the interval. Wolaitta Dicha hit back through Bezabeh Meleyo 7 minutes from time as the clubs took a point each.
10 men Mekelakeya hold Fasil Ketema in an enticing encounter that saw 4 goals. Abdulrahaman Mubark gave the Emperors the lead in the 28th minute. Maraki Worku equalized 7 minutes later through a cool finish. Abulrahaman yet agains struck in the second half as Fasil retook the lead. Samuel Taye brought the Army side on level terms five minutes before time. Mekelakeya’s forward Minyelu Wendimu received the marching order following a second booking for dissent.
Ethiopia Bunna with a win over Addis Ababa Ketema moved one place to be sixth with 20 points. Fasil Ketema are fifth with 20 points. Mekalakeya, Wolaitta Dicha and Ethiopia Nigd Bank sits 7th, 8th and 11th respectively. Addis Ababa Ketema are tabled at 15th in the relegation zone.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Addis Ababa Ketema 0-1 Ethiopia Bunna
Ethiopia Nigd Bank 2-2 Wolaitta Dicha
Mekelakeya 2-2 Fasil Ketema
Week 13 Fixtures
Thursday, January 26, 2017
15:00 – Hawassa Ketema vs. Dire Dawa Ketema (Hawassa)
15:00 – Jimma Aba Bunna vs. Woldia SC (Jimma Stadium)
15:00 – Ethio-Electric vs. Kidus Giorgis (Addis Ababa Stadium)
15:00 – ArbaMinch Ketema vs. Sidama Bunna (ArbaMinch)
17:30 – Dedebit vs. Adama Ketema (Addis Ababa Stadium)