Welwalo sacks Berhane; likely to join Diredawa


Head Coach Berhane G/Egziabher who led Welwalo-Adigrat to Premier League promotion was sacked following the teams shocking results in recent weeks. Speculation is already flying the Berhane will soon to join Diredawa, which has not had a coach since Zelalem Shiferaw’s resignation two weeks ago.
Leading Welwalo-Adigrat to promotion the first season he joined, the veteran head coach, who is famous for his short pass strategy, was expected to live his dream. Of course he had had a good start, but his fortune took a nosedive as his team lost six straight games. Following Welwalo’s poor run club supporters pressured for a change, and the decision makers gave their final verdict on Monday seeing-off Berhane before the end of the first round.
Though fans believe the poor result triggered his sacking, Berhane claims the dismal run is because of serious interference from the management. According to Berhane in addition to meddling in the player transfer and team selection, Club Officials tried to humiliate him because of his personality. He claims he became tired of this and reached a point where he said, ‘enough is enough’.
“I was unhappy with the club’s meddling in my job and denying my freedom of bossing the team as I pleased. Even when it came to signing foreign players my role was very limited, it was considered beyond my territory. It was too much for me to stay in such conditions. I want to build a ball playing team and a sure a team that likes my style and this will come soon. Until then I will take a rest and see things around the way,” Berhane remarked. Welwalo currently sits 10th in the table with 13 points from 12 matches. They travel to Nazareth to face Adama today.