Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Coffee plays Koiruni of Comoros while saints face Manga of Gabon

Premier league defending champion Ethiopian Coffee faces its counterpart from football little known Comoros for African champions’ league prequalification two leg showdowns. Cup holders Saint George tests muscle against Gabon side in 2012 CAF Cup campaign.
Back into international venue after 12 years in the woods double winner Ethiopian Coffee drawn against the Island nation’s champion Koiruni FC. Best remembered for its dream victory over African giant Egypt’s Al-Ahly in 2000, Ethiopian Coffee, under best head coach of last season Wubetu Abate is expected to revive that memory back in to arguably the most popular side in the country although with just a single league title in to its name in the past 14 seasons. Mean while Cup holders Saint George encounters Manga Sport of Gabon, the latest African U-23 champion, for the two leg CAF Cup campaign. Under new head coach Italian Daniella Manulo, Saint George has the best local talents in the country plus four foreign players from Uganda including last season best goal keeper of the premier league with 22 matches clean sheets. Coffee faces the away match against Koiruni on 19 February 2012 while Saint George plays Manga Sport first leg on 4th March 2012.