Abubaker receives half a million birr prize money


A crackling Premier League season closing evening ceremony at Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia Bunna goal machine Abubaker Naser swept three of the four gongs including the Young Player of the season crown. Champion Seyoum Kebede won Best Coach of the season while Malian Mickel Samake collected the Best Goalie of the Year award.
Young Abubaker’s displays have been very impressive this season indeed thus it took no one by surprise when he swept all three accolades. In addition to his Leading Ethiopia Bunna to runner-up spot single handedly, he broke the five year old top scorers’ record scoring 29 goals. Being young and considered by many the miracle doer teenager, he added The Young Player of the Year to his collection. What made Abubaker’s evening special is that of collecting 510000 Birr money prize, the highest amount of the evening. Abubaker became the first player in recent time Ethiopian Football history to win all three awards within the same season.
Seyoum Kebede has won the BetKing Premier League Best Coach of the Year award after guiding Fasil Ketema to its first ever top flight championship title. Helping the side to stay at the top throughout the season and winning by a margin of 13 points, Seyoum received a 200000 Birr prize.
Fasil Ketema’s Malian shot stopper Mickel Samake won Best Goalie of The Year Award that go along with 150000 Birr prize money while the upcoming Player of the Year award goes to Hawassa Ketema’s Wondemagne Hailu who collected 105 Birr prize money for his season long hard work. Each pocketing 105000 Birr, Tmesegen Samuel and Belay Tadese took Referee and Line man of the Year gongs respectively.