Dedebit FC finished second in the first round of the Premier League. Now they are aggressively participating in the players’ transfer market. They have just signed three prolific players from West Africa, two from Ghana and one from Equatorial Guinea.
Asrat Haile, their veteran coach, is in the hot seat because they were expected to perform better given the number of quality players on the team. However, they finished only two points behind league leading Saint George 27 points from seven wins, six draws and two defeats. Getaneh Kebede scored eleven goals and four players netted the other six. Critics feel the scoring is not spread around enough to compete for the championship. Ghanaian Eric Opocu, who played with Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and the Youth national team is expected to be a defensive cornerstone. The 25 year old Opocu can also play in a defensive midfield role. The second player from Ghana is a right fullback as well as a winger Kweku Andoh who played the last three years with Accra’s Hearts of Oak.
The Equatorial Guinea international Robben Obama Nuse joined Dedebit and will likely pair with Getaneh Kebede. The 2012 top scorer in his country, Robben is much expected to be a game changer.