2019/20 EPL season kicks off this weekend


2019/20 Ethiopian Premier League new season kicks off today with the biggest opening weekend biggest match featuring Super Cup winners Fasil Town visiting Abebe Bikila stadium for a season opening weekend biggest match while defending champions Mekele SebaEnderta entertains newly promoted Hadiya Hossana.
Four foreign players including Nigerian striker Okiki Afolabi in the squad, Coach Gebremedin Haile told reporters his side is determined to retain the title.
Kassaye Arage’s handy work Ethiopia Coffee travels to a tricky away fixture against home side Sehul Shere under head coach Samson Ayele. It is going to be a testing match for Kassaye whose performance at the recent tournament failed to convince club supporters.
The showdown between Addis Ababa city cup runner-up Wubetu Abate’s Sebeta Town and Yohannes Sahle’s Welwalo Adigrat is one of the weekend’s highly anticipated matches for they are to field a combination of eight foreign players.
Salhadin Said back in to form to lead the front Saint George travels south to visit premier league new comers Wolkite Town. Winning Addis Ababa City cup for a record sixth time, the only side under foreign coach Saint George is among the hot favorites for the title.
Southern region derby match brings Wolayta Dicha to season opener clash against regional rival Sidama Coffee. Back from Mekele with the city Cup last season runner up Sidama is among the few that retained their coach therefore a huge step is expected from the famous coach Zeray Mulu. Hawassa Town entertains Diredawa Town while Baherdar Town travels to Jimma to visit Jimma AbaJifar.