The 2016/17 Ethiopian Premier League kicked off on Saturday and continued on Sunday with seven more remaining fixture played across the country. Dedebit and Premier League rookies Addis Ababa Ketema and Woldia pulled off a huge win in week 1st with Sidama Bunna, Adama Ketema and Wolaitta Dicha came out victorious. Jimma Aba Bunna held Ethio-Electric to a goalless draw.
Dedebit thumped 10 men Ethiopia Bunna 3-0 in the week’s biggest encounter in Addis Ababa Stadium. In a tie that saw a number of yellow cards, a red card and the season’s first hat-trick the home side Bunna started off brightly as Nigerian Samuel Sanumi’s shot hitting the right bottom post in the 14th minute. Nonetheless, Bunna’s Beninese goalie received his marching order in the 15th minute after handling the ball outside the penalty area. Getaneh Kebede stepped up and struck a superb the resultant free kick to hand the Blues the lead.
Ethiopia Bunna tried to push forward with a more attacking spirit, but all their goal attempts were squandered. Meanwhile, Dedebit were threating to double their lead through countless counter attacks.
Getaneh yet again doubled the lead seven minutes after the recess when he heads home from close range. The Ethiopian international grabbed a hat-trick on his home return 12 minutes from time with a clinical finish as his goal tally against Bunna raises.