Commercial Bank faces Insurance in women’s semi

Ethiopian Premier League “Meles” Cup women’s knockout Championship reached the semi final stage, with the indomitable Commercial Bank hot favorites to claim the title. The other strong side, Dedebit FC, also booked a place in the last four after a narrow win over Defense Force.
Habtamua Eshetu and Shetaye Gemechu both scored, giving Bank a 2-0 return leg victory over Adama Town and the chance to go through to the semi final stage. .
National team striker Shetaye was once again on target with her goal tally in just two legs adding to half a dozen, leading the top scorer’s chart by a long mile. The quarter final return leg strong showdown between Dedebit and Defense Force ended in a 1-1 draw, meaning Dedebit sailed through to the semi final stage after an aggregate 3-2 victory. In the other quarter final return leg match, Insurance lost to home side and only national league side Dire Dawa Town, yet joined the last four on goal advantages. The home side tried a second leg surprise comeback from a first leg 3-0 deficit, but Insurance managed a second half strong defensive play to stop the score line at 2-0, thus Insurance is in the semi finals after 3-2 aggregate win.
Sidama Coffee turned down the first-leg away defeat to Electric to win 2-0, thereby joining the big timers from the Capital at the semi final stage with 2-1 aggregate score line. In the semi final showdown, title favorites Bank face the other financial institute team, Insurance, while Dedebit, spearheaded by Birtukan G/Kristos will proceed to a head on clash against Sidama Coffee.