Ethiopia Premier League: EEPCO 1 Sidama Coffee 0, CBE 1 Adama 1
Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EEPCO kicked off their 2011/12 Ethiopia Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cinderella team, Sidama Coffee.
The dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s other double header featuring Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and Adama City, ended in a 1-1 draw.
The league officially kicked off here yesterday when defending champions Ethiopian Coffee were held to a 2-2 draw by Harar Brewery.
The visitors led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal by Amha Belete, and it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until 15 minutes before regulation time that the defending champions equalized through Dawit Estifanos. However, CoffeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s euphoria didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t last long as Amha Belete hits his second goal two minutes later.
The Harari team decided to play a more defensive style to maintain their lead, but Medhane Tadesse scored the equalizer in injury time.