Ethiopian Premier League new season set for December

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2020/21 Ethiopian premier league new season schedule came official with Ethiopia Bunna taking a head on season opening clash against reigning champion Mekele SabaEnderta while knock out holders Fasil Ketema travelling to Oromia to face home side Sebeta Ketema.
After eight months layoffs due to Covid19 epidemic, Ethiopian premier league new season kicks off mid-December bringing together 16 teams from five regions including Addis Ababa and Diredawa. With four representatives Debub Regional state stands tall while Tigray region brings three sides. Two sides each from the Capital Addis and Amahara while Deredawa the lonely side from Eastern Ethiopia.
Though the first five rounds scheduled to take place at Addis Ababa stadium, home sides St George and Bunna have little benefit to exploit for all matches to be staged behind closed doors.
In the season opening weekend under newly appointed Coach Abraham Mebratu Sebeta Ketema faces strong side Fasil Ketema while the only side that boasts a foreign boss, St George hosts Wokite Ketema.
There are two fixtures that bring heavy derby matches: Wolayta Dicha against Hadiya–Hosana and Oromia derby between Jimma AbaJifar and Adama Ketema.
The opening weekend biggest fixture is between popular side Ethiopia Bunna and reigning champion Mekele SabaEnderta.
Considered one of the strong defensive sides Baherdar Ketema versus Sehul Shere, Welwalo Adigrat against diehard Sidama Bunna and Hawasa encountering Diredawa Ketema are the other matches on the opening weekend.
Addis Ababa staging the first five rounds the second five rounds will take place in Jimma then the remaining five in Baherdar.