WOW! 57 foreign players in EPL

With the Ethiopian Premier League’s new season players transfer window closed as of opening day, top flight new comer Jimaa AbaJifar has signed the highest number of players while former champions Dedebit only nabbed one.
With Gebremedin Haile in the hot seat Jimma AbaJifar signed 16 new players including two from Ghana and a defender from Mali. Next to AbaJifar is fellow new comers Mekele Ketema and Welwalo Adigrat each with 15 and 14 players respectively. Under head coach Yohannes Sahle Mekele has four Ghanaians in the squad while Gabre boasts two from Ghana.
With one foreign and twelve home grown signees, former champions Ethiopia Bunna sits third followed by Woldya Ketema with 12 new players. Woldya under Zemariam W/Giorgis employed 12 players three of which are foreigners. Fasil, Diredawa and Ethio Electric each signed 11 players out of which eight are foreigners.
Knock-out holders Wolayta Dicha signed ten players with four foreigners including Nigerian goalie Emmanuel Fevor. Signing eight of the best home talents plus a Malian striker the defending champions Saint George and Adama each signed eight players while Hawassa, Arbaminch, and Mekelakya seven, six and two players respectively. The only side with no foreign players Mekelakya signed Aklesyas Girma and Amanuel Teshome. Dedebit’s only new signee is the former Hawassa and Ethiopia Coffee striker Fasika Asfaw.
Of the total 156 new signees 57 are foreigners mostly from the West African country Ghana. The players’ wage stands between 40,000 and 170,000 Birr a month.