Shocking treatment for Mekele and Diredawa Players


Several clubs are handing out strong warnings to their respective players demanding they either deliver better performance or face the axe before the start of the season’s second round fixtures. Emerging title contenders Mekele notified twelve players while relegation threatened Diredawa handed out warnings to nine players.
With the first round coming to an end after two games and the mid-season players’ transfer window to open, clubs are plotting to make space for new signees off-loading footballers who fail to live up to their names. This is time for the clubs and head coaches to show off who is in real command of the ship while the players are busy impressing their bosses.
Sources disclosed that the Club took the strong action based on head coach Yohannes Sahle’s report and a letter demanding players perform better or face serious consequences.
According to insiders negotiations are under way to bring foreign players to the squad to beef up Mekele so they can mount a strong title bid in the second round. “Yohannes’ priority is to further strengthen the squad therefore at least eight players are to leave the team at the end of the first round,” suggested a player.
Simon Abay, who was a midfielder for Electric, Medin and the national team is coaching Dire Dawa in place of Zelalem Shiferaw who resigned. He just handed out a strong letter of warning to nine players. They are being blamed for the club’s poor result as the team sits 15th on the table with just ten points from 13 matches. Despite signing number of big names and four foreign players, Diredawa’s current situation is really miserable. Hawassa also gave warnings to five players while Arbaminch handed out strong warnings to Ghanaian defender Alex Amuzu accused of poor performance and doubtful sick reports.