Ethiopian Premier League kick-off date pushed back by 10 days


Ethiopian Premier League (EPL), which was initially scheduled to kick off on Sunday, October 30, has been pushed back by at least ten days, according to

The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) will this week sit down with the government, now in close control of the topflight, to pick a new date.

“The government agreed with the EFF for the tournament to be held based on a new time-table to be agreed upon. We will start the premier league after the end of the competition,” EFF media officer Wendemkuhn Alyehum told

He reiterated that the time-table will be out after the meeting with government officials, “We will announce a new time-table after our meeting with government officials this week.”

Ethiopia declared a 6-month state of emergency following months of often deadly anti-government protests, and has been in firm control of many activities in the country including football.