Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Coffee hot favorite for return leg home victory over visitors Coin Nord

Ethiopian premier league defending champion Ethiopian Coffee entertains visitors from Comoros for African champions’ league second leg qualification campaign. Coffee supporters are in red alert for evening celebration.
A one goal first leg deficit against Comoros champion Coin Nord appears not a heavy set back to Ethiopian coffee in front of home supporters waiting for an evening celebration dance. After 14 years in the woods Coffee’s return to international competetion means a lot to the club’s supporters’ long time in frustration watching arch rival saint George enjoying the international arena. In the past 14 seasons Saint George claim as the title in nine occasions while Electric and Hawassa Town each taking two titles. Coffee registered the fourth side to win the premier league title. “Do not forget Coffee is the first side to reach semi final stage at international level and here we are for another adventure” Yeheyes Mamo told Capital Sport.
A 2-1 international friendly win over Sudanese Al-Hilal Kadogli, not the popular Al- Hilal Omdurman that reached to last season champions league semi final berth, head coach Wubetu Abate is expected to field an attack minded squad ready to grab an early goal the sure sign of Coffee’s determination for the event. Seven time Comoros champion Coin Nord coming from popular tourist destination low land Comoros, Ethiopian high land altitude is sure to burn out their players who reached Addis Ababa on Wednesday midnight. Coffee’s two key players Dawit Estifanos and Mesoud Mohammed who both performed well above expectation in the 2-1 win over Hilal Kodagli are the two Coffee depend upon heavily. With well orchestrated midfield nothing short of qualification victory is welcome among the club supporters so optimistic that their side will progress further than first round qualification campaign. “We learnt a lot from the international match and we’re sure to capitalize on the new experience.” Head coach Wubetu told ETV reporters after Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Sudanese side.