Baherdar visits St George while Bunna travels to Mekele


In vain of being absent from international fixtures for the first time in seven seasons, Saint George opens the new season boasting five foreign players and the best local talents the nation could provide. Saint George entertains Super League runner up Baherdar at Addis Ababa Stadium today while home victory at the opening day match Ethiopia Bunna travels to Mekele for a big show down against home side Dedebit FC. Head Coach Wubetu Abate hosts his former team Hawassa at Fasildes Stadium.
Strikers Getaneh Kebede and Abel Yalew are the best talents from home to line-up to Saint George while a Kenyan Goal keeper replaces Robert Odonkara after eight years. Of course the visitors under former Ethiopia Bunna player turned Coach to Bunna and Hadiya Hossana Paulos Getachew popularly known Mango is not an easy going adversary for he has huge followers’ as well good experience at the upper tier. Forget not he commands the presence of four foreign players including Nigerian goal keeper Harriston Hesu. The match is much expected to bring a fresh atmosphere to the stadium.
A 2-1 home victory over Diredawa last week end Ethiopia Bunna is the favorite to return home with another win for the team is in good form following Addis Ababa City Cup trophy. Dedebit yet on the process of rebuilding seems hardly an outfit to challenge the visitors.
Wubetu Abate back from season opening away defeat entertains his former side Hawassa under a new boss Adise Kassa. The Gondor based Fasil has a huge home supporters and signed number of new players therefore Hawassa to face a huge encounter at Fasildes stadium.
Newly promoted Debub Police hosts Super Cup winners Mekelakya in its first ever Premier League season. Seyoum Kebde highly praised to stick with only local players and building a strong side, Debub Police needs to be lucky even to scratch for a draw. Shere Endaselassie also in its first ever upper tier appearance entertains Wolyta Dicha spear headed by veteran striker Andualem Negussie.