Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Coffee plays Saints on first anniversary of Grand Renaissance Dam

The  week end biggest football showdown between defending Ethiopian premier league champion Ethiopian Coffee against cup holders and current league leaders Saint George today in celebration of the first anniversary of the Grand Renaissance Dam. Government high officials’ soccer side captained by Water and Energy minister Ato Alemayehu Tegenu entertains Nile initiative nations’ diplomats.  
It is the first anniversary of the Renaissance Dam since the nation’s long overdue dream started coming true with its construction and the nation’s two giant sides are clashing with each other in honor of the biggest undertaking in Ethiopians’ construction history. Ethiopian Coffee versus Saint George clash at Addis Ababa stadium is the ideal occasion to call a party for the soccer loving Capital.
Both having international fixtures the coming Sunday, the occasion is expected to provide  them with a moral boosting experience. As of the rivalry it is as usually rather intensified for Saint George with an emphatic 3-0 win over Commercial Banks while Ethiopian Coffee to humiliating 3-2 home defeat to Mugher Cement. Coffee needs the trophy to revive the team spirit before journey to Tunisia and Saint George in real demand to at least make sure the local supremacy in football. In between the soccer loving crowed would be blessed to watch the best of football the country could afford at the same time refreshing its memories for Renaissance Dam construction.
The day’s other match takes place between government high officials and diplomats from Nile Initiative countries. Ato Alemayehu skipping the officials’ side that includes Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation CEO Meheret Dibebe, Ethiopian Revenue Custom Authority minister Melaku Fente, Education minister Ato Demeke Mekonen, Justice Minister Berhane Hailu and a strong backing from behind Ministry of mine W/o Senkenesh Ejigu.  Sure to be in dilemma for a starting line up coach Atnafu  remarked he has a strong side capable of real maneuver thus hot favorite to win the one day anniversary against the Diplomats side that had been in practice at British council.