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Yared Baye, Mujib Kasim part ways with Fasil Ketema

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Despite number of key players including team skipper Yared Baye and Mujib Kasim departing, premier league runner up Fasil Ketema have been trying to continue as if it is business as usual.
The center-back Yared was seen as a key member of Seyoum Kebede’s 2021 title winning team as well this season’s runner up finish. A defining central-defense role for five years since arriving from Dashen Brewery FC, many expected Yared was part and parcel of “The Emperors” side with a Confederation Cup spot next season.
Of course the Ethiopian national team and Fasil Ketema dependable central-defender and team skipper Yared has served the side for five seasons in which time he rose in the rank to win the arm band as well the championship title. But in an astonishing move Yared joined Abraham Mebratu’s underachieving side Baherdar Ketema in a two year contract.
The giant attacking midfielder Mujib Kasim was considered one of the most important players to help Fasil win its first ever Premier League title in 2013. Mujib’s move to Algerian side at the start of the season made the club unhappy. But on his return home he joined them and handed a huge contribution on Fasil’s second round amazing come back with the title to be decided at the final day of the season.
Rather than itching past bitterness, Mujib opted to join 4th spot finisher Hawassa Ketema under the stewardship of his former team mate Zeray Eyasu for two years contract.
What so ever the reason behind the two players move, the ever-increasing financial windfall at Ethiopian Premier League clubs is one of the major causes of players’ merry-go-round rather stay put at one club for years.

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