Ethiopia Football: Sidama Coffee & Dire Dawa top league in playersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ bonus payments
Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œSidama Coffee and Dire Dawa City lead all Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) in playersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ bonus payments with 1,000 Birr* and 800 Birr respectively for home and away wins, while defending champions St. George FC awards the lowest with 350 Birr, according to a report compiled by the Amharic sports website Libro.
The report noted that although all EPL teams have officially set bonus payments, players can from time to time get paid as much as double or triple their normal rates for wins against arch rival sides or for exceptional wins.
Dire Dawa has 4 wins so far while Sidama Coffee has only recorded one win so far.
The 2003 EPL Bonus payments listed by clubs:
|Teams||Home Win||Home Draw||Away Win||Away Draw||Specials|
|Dedebit FC||500||0||500||0||Players collect their bonuses the next day instead of at the end of the month like most teams|
|Defence Force||500||200||500||200||Players received 1,000 Birr each for their victory over CBE & 700 Birr for demolishing Fincha Sugar 8-1.|
|Ethio.Coffee||400||200||400||200||Players were promised 2,500 Birr for a victory over St. George but they drew 2-2.|
|Lideta Nyala||400||200||400||200||Players received 800 Birr for defeating Ethio.Coffee|
*$1 US= 16.60 Ethiopian BirrÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 1 euro=21.50 Ethiopian Birr