Tsegaye lands a contract at Wolayta


In a move that took everyone by sheer surprise premier league mid table finisher Wolayta Dicha appointed Tsegaye Kidane Mariam in place of Zelalem Shiferaw who made a miracle in saving the club from relegation in his just half a season stay.
In relegation dangerous zone at the end of the first round Wolayta sacked Delelegn Dechasa and signed Zelalem to help them survive from relegation in the top tier. Taking the mid season break Zelalem managed to bring in new faces to the side and managed to build a strong side capable of not only surviving but also tormenting some big name clubs the likes of runner-up Ethiopia Bunna and record champions Kidus Giorgis.
Six wins, four draws and only two defeats Zelalem collected 22 points to finish eighth in the table with 33 points just eight points behind scond place Ethiopia Bunna. Zelalem helped Wolayta finish eighth in the table with total33 points. Zelalem named Best Coach of the second round but handed a marching order from the club without much clarification.
Though speculations that Zelalem is the one who refused a contract extension is flying around football fans, insiders remarked Zelaem’s rejection was because the club handed him a poor proposal in the team’s future as well personal benefits. “He has a good chance of joining either Wolkite or Adama ketema and I believe the club didn’t threat him proper considering his achievement” suggested one critic.
While many expected a new face is to appear in Wolayta there came Tsegaye whose recent time records show two relegations with Arbaminch and Jimma AbaJifar. The former Trans, Harar Brewery, Ethiopia Bunna, NegedBank, Arbaminch and AbaJifar Coach Tsegaye joined Wolayta in a one year deal.