Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The 2016/17 Ethiopian Premier League season kicked off here today with defending champions Kedus Giorgis (Saint George) defeating Arba Minch Kenema 3-0.
The first week of the league will resume tomorrow with seven matches taking place in various cities of the country. Saint George scored their first goal through Abubacar Sani just 37 seconds into the first half and ace striker Saladin Said added a second in the 40th minute.
Veteran player Adane Girma headed the team’s third goal just two minutes before the end of regulation time.
The Ethiopian Premier League has been extended to 16 teams this year.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Addis Ababa: Saint George – Arba Minch Kenema 3-0
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Yergalema: Sidama Coffee vs Fasil Kenema
Jimma: Jimma Coffee vs Ethio-electric
Melka Kole: Woldiya Kenema vs Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Adama (Abebe Bikila Stadium): Adama Kenema vs Dire Dawa City
Sodo: wolayta Dicha vs Mekelakeya
Hawassa: Hawassa City vs Addis Ababa City
Addis Ababa (National Stadium): Ethiopian Coffee vs Dedebit