Sidama Bunna likely to take Players’ of the Year doubles


Despite criticism from fans over neglecting the two top scorers in their Player of the Year award, Losa Aberra is the clear favorite to win Women’s Best Player. Getaneh Kebede broke a 16 year old scoring record and Salhadin Said had 15 goals and seven more in the African Champions League yet they were not on the shortlist.
Saint George and national team central defender Aschalew Tamene, versatile team mate Mentesenot Adane and Sidama Bunna’s Mulualem Mesfin are front runners for the 2016-17 Men’s Player of the Year award. Considering the champions’ strong squad many suggest Mulualem’s contribution in Sidama’s modest squad makes him the favorite for the award.
Spear heading Dedebit to unbeaten championship title with 38 goals in her name Losa Aberra is the clear favorite to take home the award while her team mate mid fielder Senait Bogale is likely to finish second ahead of Ethiopia Neged Bank’s Zuleika Jihad. Ugandan international goal keeper Robert Odonkara’s five straight seasons of domination appears to have come to an end through Sidama Bunna’s inspirational goal keeper Lealem Berhanu. The goalie who signed with champions Saint George, following his key role in helping Sidama to stay in strong title contention is the favorite to crown the accolade ahead of Odonkara and Mekelakya’s Abel Mamo respectively. Hawassa’s goal keeper Tigist Aberra is in pole position to win Best Goalie of the Year award for the first time. Sasahulesh Seyoum of Adama and Tariqua Bergena of Diredawa are also in contention.