Premier League resumes Monday with outstanding fixtures


Following the humble settlement from Ethiopian Football Federation, the Referees and Match Officials Association withdrew from its three week strike so the Premier League fixtures will resume on Monday with the outstanding matches from week 17th and 18th.
Achieving the biggest ever triumph over the Ethiopian Football Federation including the insurance coverage, air transport, proper security of venues and a hundred thousand birr claim settlement for the assistant referee who was assaulted, the Referees and Match Officials Association lifted the suspension of the season fixtures so now it is business as usual as of Monday.
The suspended second half (45th minute) Welwalo-Adigrat versus Mekele Ketema match takes place on Monday. With the home side leading 1-0 at the time of the disruption, the visitors Mekele face strong defensive play from Tsegaye K/Mariam’s relegation threatened outfit. Yohannes Sahle is expected to come up with tactical genus in order to stay on course of a dream title.
Famous for an impressive home record 6th in the table Adama entertains ninth place visitors Wolyata Dicha while out of form Saint George faces old rival Ethio-Electric. Forth in the table The Horse Men and Coach Carlos Pinto are under pressure from supporters while The Power Houses 13th in the standings are struggling to run away from relegation zone.
When the remaining outstanding fixtures resumes on Friday, the anxiously awaited home side Mekele against visitors Saint George encounter takes place. A draw in the first round showdown in Addis Ababa, Mekele has every advantage to collect all three points in front of home supporters whereas Saint George needs an extra gear to stand up for the match. The other match on Friday brings bottom of the table Diredawa to a head on clash against visitors Wolayta Dicha.