Welwalo Adigrat, Wolayta Dicha to a flying start


Welwalo Adigrat and Wolayta Dicha took a flying start after a premier League new season opening massive victories over Sebeta Town and Sidama Coffee respectively. Kassaye Arage’s second spell debut match ended in a frustrating defeat.
Four of his foreign players in action Yohannes Sahle returned home with a magnificent 3-1 away victory over hosts Sebeta. It must be the most unlucky day to Coach Wubetu Abate who hosted Welwalo in Addis Ababa stadium for the home venue still under construction.
A red card to Addis Tesfaye seven minutes into the second half, Welwalo’s new face striker Semere Haftay came from the bench to the second four minutes later then the final nail on the coffin at injury time once again Semere at the score sheet. A neutral venue, an early red card and the absence of the four expatriates for silly work permit technicality, lucky boss Yohannes runaway with all three points.
Though the 2-0 victory is in front of home supporters forget not it was against last season’s Premier League runner-up Sidama Coffee. Baye Gezahne and recently joined from Woldya Edris Saeed the goal scorers, Zeray Mulu blamed the field for his side’s loss while Gebrekristos Birara equally disappointed for the venue suggested they could have performed well but for the poor quality of the field.
Ethiopia Coffee supporters are also in disappointment for they lost to Sehul in the new season’s opening fixture. Though it was an away encounter many the traveled supporters are unhappy for the team’s performance. Had it not been for goalie Teklemariam Shanko’s individual brilliancy, the goal tally would have been higher. “We are confident of what Kassaye can deliver,” one ardent supporter remarked.