Ethiopia Coffee in goal fiesta


The 21st week EPL fixtures brought a festive moment to Addis Ababa football fans featuring the highest ever goal tally so far in the season. Despite the postponement of two matches: Saint George visiting Hawassa and Debub Police versus Wolayta Dicha due to public unrest, a record 21 goals found the back of the net in six matches.
It was an early Easter festival for Ethiopia Coffee supporters following a 5-0 demolition over strong side Baherdar Town. Never to concede more than two goals so far in the season, Hussein Shabani twice on target, a double from Abubaker and Eyasu Tameru and Alex Amuzu’s own goal “The Brown Shirts” went home in a huge celebration with Ethiopia Coffee frog leaped three steps to sit 6th in the table bagging 32 points.
Fasil Town supporters were never happier in their away matches following the 4-0 slaughtering of Mekelakeya at Addis Ababa Stadium. Efrem Alemu opened the account early in the game followed by a marvelous header from Ezuka Azu and an own goal from Alemeneh Girma. Azuka hammered the final nail over the coffin eleven minutes before the final whistle gone. Conceding 41 goals so far in the season, “The Army” side appeared destined to relegation while Fasil claimed back runner-up spot eight points behind Mekele Town.
The Sidama Coffee versus Sehul-Shere encounter in Hawassa was also a fascinating match that produced five goals after Sidama’s 3-2 home victory. Back in to business Addis Gedey fired in twice with the third from Dawit Tefera. Salif Fofana’s double hardly to help victory for the visitors.
League leaders Mekele 70 Enderta defeated visitors Adama 2-1while Diredawa Town got away with same 2-1 victory.
An average 3.5 goals per game is sure something to celebrate considering the goal draught hit fixtures in some only ten goals from eight encounters.