Dedebit faces Nigerian Wolves while Saints booted out

An emphatic aggregate victory over Coat Di-Or, Cup holders Dedebit FC sails through the Confederation Cup first round qualification fixtures while 11 time Ethiopian defending champion Saint George are kicked out of the Champions League  preliminary round.
Dawit Fekadu once again on target, Dedebit defeats visitors Coat D’Or 2-0 to get through the next qualification round after a 5-2 aggregate score line. With seat capacity of 60,000, the newly inaugurated Baher Dar Stadium was in full attendance when head coach Yohannes Sahle steered his side not only for the big win but also to full domination of the show from start to finish. Seyoum Tesfaye headed in the opener 11 minutes into the first half, then man of the match Dawit added the second at the 68th minute sending Dedebit off to the next round with flying color. Dawit, who scored twice in the first round with one in the home leg, was hailed as the most important player of the first qualification round. Dedebit’s next showdown is against Nigerian counterpart Warri Wolves with the away first leg on 12 March 2015.
Despite a two goal lead and ear shattering chanting and dancing from the full house home support, Saint George fails to go through the Champions’ league preliminary qualification round. Behailu Assefa and Adane Girma scored for the home side that fully controlled the decisive return leg match. Failure to add another goal followed by final minutes laxity, El-Eulma that finished third in last year’s Algerian league managed a goal that help them go through the second round with an away goal advantage after a two all aggregate score line. The Brazilian head coach Do Santos had nothing to say about the hard-to-swallow defeat. El-Eulma now faces Ghanaian champion Asante Cotoco.