A shocking blunder from Sidama Coffee’s goal keeper five minutes from the final whistle meant Electric snatched away all three points in the opening match of the EPL. Binyam Haile’s clumsy long strike managed to find the back of the net with the help of the visitor’s goalie. However Dagne Assefa’s Sidama Coffee dominated the midfield with Electric unconvincing under Bulgarian manager Stoykov Yordan. After a 2-2 draw against Harar Brewery, the defending champion Ethiopian Coffee visits Mugher Cement, the side that returned with all three points against home side Diredawa Town.
Though dominating the second half Coffee struggled for a controversial injury time free kick. This encounter against Mugher at Sebeta stadium is the week end’s biggest clash. After losing 1-0 to Hawassa Town in its season’s opening away match, Kifle Boltena’s Air Force FC travels to Hawassa to encounter Sidama Coffee. An important 2-2 away will play against mighty Ethiopian Coffee, Harar Brewery entertains new comer Arbaminch. Harar brewery’s, head coach Tsegaye Kidanemariam is expected to become a stronger side than last season for his squad’s depth signing six new players in to his side. The fixtures; Saint George versus Commercial banks and Dedebit against Hawassa are postponed because a maximum number of players have been selected for the national team. Electric encounters city rival Defense Force today. Ethiopian Coffee visits Mugher Cement while Adama Town entertains Diredawa Town.