The 2016-17 Ethiopian Premier League first round closing fixtures brings top form Ethiopia Bunna traveling South to face strong side Arbaminch Town while surprise package Fasil Town is in a head on clash against title aspiring Adama Town at Nazareth Abebe Bikila stadium. Dedebit FC entertains home-away-from-home Wolayta Dicha.
Ethiopia Bunna will get their best test of the season in Arbaminch many supporters will travel to the tourist town and the clash could easily end up the best of the first round closing fixtures. G/Michael Yakob and Aschalew Girma are back to their top form, the home side appears to edge for all three points. “We are determined to break their unbeaten five match run,” remarked a player while one Bunna supporter suggested a huge win before going for the mid season break.
In the other big match consistent side Adama Town entertains “The Emperors” Fasil Town. With an unexpected 1-0 away defeat to Diredawa Town, the visitors need to win this much for a timely recovery to their dream journey. The home side sits second in goal difference while Fasil is seventh in the table with 20 points and a game in hand.
Still shocked by a 2-0 away defeat at the hands of Sidama Bunna, Asrat Haile’s Dedebit FC faces a strong adversary Wolayta Dicha equally in comfort in Addis Ababa stadium. Leading scorer Getaneh Kebede misfiring in the past four matches encounters one of the best defense minded side inspired by young head coach Mesay Teferi.