Foreign Players back home


Ethiopian Premier League former top scorer of the season Samuel Sanumi left back to his country even though the current season is not over. Relegation threatened Ethio-Electric, Arbaminch and Diredawa are also without their foreign players for the do or die season closing fixtures.
Thanks to the inefficiency of the Ethiopian Football Federation executive body, the 2018 Premier League season is over stretched. As a result many of the foreign players that already served out their contract left back home to have their vacation while their respective sides are in huge survival season closing fixtures. The repercussion is so huge on those teams relegated but with no one accountable for the dooms day.
Thirteen goals in his name in the current top scorers’ race as well that helped Ethiopia Bunna to title contention until the final two fixtures, Samuel Sanumi left the club because both his residence and work permit expired as of 7th June 2018. The same goes to Hawassa no more to have the service of their striker Cameroonian Yabun William. The absence of the two players would have cost much to both Ethiopia Bunna and Hawasssa had they been in relegation battle or title contention.
When it comes to Electric, Diredawa and Arbaminch of which their fate to stay at the top tier is decided on the season’s final fixtures, their most valuable foreign footballers capable of changing results were not available for their contract agreement expired before the lagging league season came to an end over the week end. Arbaminch was without the service of Ghanaian defender Alex Amuzu while strikers Sawrel Olrish and Michael Akifor of Diredawa were absent from the decisive home match against Welwalo-Adigrat. Electric in need of Abdulfeta Saidu more than any other times also denied his service for the players packed out of the country before his residence permit expires.