As it is customary in Ethiopian Football one doesn’t have to actually deliver something in order to be promoted to a higher level, Woldya’s Negusse Desta, who was sacked at the end of the season for finishing in the eighth spot just four points clear of the relegation zone, took over as head coach for runner-up Dedebit FC, while mid-season dismissal Zemariam W/Giorgiswas appointed the new boss ofWoldyaKetema.
After axing two big name head coaches,Yohannes Sahle and Asrat Haile, only to end the season under a caretaker coach,Dedebit FC was expected to bring in a foreign boss for the new season. However, they surprised people by bringing back Negussie Desta; the coach who led the team to its first and last Premier League championship title. The coach, who told reporters that he left Woldya for health reasons is back to Dedebit for his second spell after three years. Hopes are that he will bring peace and solidarity to the team squad. “Negusse is a good choice and sure to revive the team spirit and bring back those senior players in suspension,” suggested one senior player. Though the amount of the signing bonus and salary is unofficial sources disclosed Negussie pocketed 500 Thousand Birr signing fee for two years and a 50,000 Birr annual salary.
Zemaraiam’s move to Woldyais big news as the club is said to have a huge title contention plan. According to sources,Zemaraim who never played football at the higher level is in charge of tens of millions for a player transfer budget and will become one of the highest paid coaches in the league. Zemariam made a name helping Fasil to promotion and anhad an amazing first season at the upper tier. However he got the kick after a poor second round run only to be back at the top tier with Woldya.