EPL: The Emperors welcome Zemariam with a bang
Fasil Kenema Coach Zemariam Woldegiorgis returned to the technical bench after a successful surgery in Thailand to oversee a 3-1 win away to Jimma Aba Bunna in Jimma, Sunday.
Three goals from Eferem Alemu, Solomon Gebremedhin and Room Hosprouvi sealed the win, and a fourth place in the Ethiopian Premier League table standings with 11 points, and a game to spare.
The Emperors proved their dominance over the hosts – whom they beat 3-1 in the Super League Cup last season. The win also ended Jimma’s three-year unbeaten home record.
On Saturday, defending champions St. George finally broke three-match winless streak – beating Welayta Dicha 2-0 at Addis Stadium.
The horsemen managed to compose themselves, and got their rhythm early in the game with lovely neat passes.
Prodigy Abubaker Sani scored an early 6th minute goal to calm their nerves. Salhadin Said came close a couple of times in the half but couldn’t convert, as they carried the slim lead to the break.
Substitute Adane Girma doubled the lead in the 79th with a beautiful volley from Ramkel Lok’s assist to guarantee the three points.
They retain the top spot on the log on goal difference, with 14 points same as Dedebit and Adama City.
In the match, Ugandan import Yasser Mugerwa clocked 90 minutes for the first time.
In another fixture, Ephrem Ashamo’s lone goal secured maximum points for Dedebit away to Addis Ababa City FC, while Ethiopian Coffee failed to break Dire Dawa’s strong defense, as they settled for a barren draw.
Full Week 7 Results:
St.George 2 -Wolayita Dicha 0
Ethio-Electric 1 – Defence 2
Jimma Aba Bunna 1 – Fasil Kenema 3
Woldia 0 – Sidama Coffee 0
Hawassa City 0 – Adama City 1
Addis-Ababa City 0 – Dedebit 1
Ethiopian Coffee 0 – Dire-Dawa City 0
Ethiopia Nigid Bank 2 – Arbaminch City 2.