Ethiopia’s Biggest Derby and Security Issues

Fierce rivals St. George and Ethiopia Bunna will face each other on Sunday. The game, labeled Sheger Derby, has been the biggest Derby in Ethiopia for many years.

The two teams usually fight for the league title and have a very large fan base. However, recent games between the two have led to chaos and hooliganism. The recent clash between the fans was the reason the sits at ‘Katanga’ were dismantled. Even stadium equipments can be turned into a lethal weapon when they fall into the wrong hands.

This weekend’s game will kick off at 4:00 PM local time. Fans will be expected to start lining up for tickets starting from dawn, as they have been doing for many years.

Diverting back into the actual game, Bunna’s impressive start to the league campaign was halted by Welwalo Adigrat University. The newly promoted side recorded a 1-0 win with former Bunna striker Mulualem Tilahun grabbing the lone goal with a back heel. Welwalo have now overtaken Bunna to top the league.

St. George are heading in to the game after their win on Monday against Electric. The record champions were clinical in taking their chances and came away with a 3-1 win.

International Arbiter Beamlak Tessema is going to be the referee for this game.

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