National League Semifinal Preview

The Ethiopian national league semifinal games will be played today at Dire Dawa Stadium. Dire Dawa Kenema, Jimma Aba Bunna, Hossana Kenema and Halaba Kenema will face off each other in the decisive semifinal game to achieve promotion to the premier league. Soccer Ethiopia previewed the two crucial games.

Hossana Kenema vs. Halaba Kenema

Majority of the spectator didn’t expect Hossana Kenema to come all the way to the semifinal given their name status. They were in Group 4, which was labeled as group of death. Ironically Hossana made it to the quarter final by leaving the likes of Ethiopia Medhin, Debube Police and Ethiopia Water Sport. Hossana comprehensively beat Jimma Kenema in the quarter final and now they face their only obstacle to achieve promotion and become the 43rd club in the Ethiopian premier league history. Hossana is a south Ethiopia club. They are coached by Girma Tadesse. They have got two top players, Dula Mulatu and Tezera Abate. Tezera scored 3 goals so far and hopes to add more to his tally when his team faces Halaba. You can imagine Hossana’s strength. Their attack line is in a great shape. Coach Girma said no one could stop his team from going forward. Halaba Kenema, another South Ethiopian club, is coached by Temesgen Yilma. Eyasu Tamiru is the player to watch. He scored the crucial goal that took Halaba to the semis against Amhara Water Works. He agreed to join Ethiopia Bunna next season. Both Halaba and Hossana knew each other. That will make the game more interesting. The teams came from the same zone. They were both in Western Zone Group A. They played twice and each team got a win. In the first round Halaba beat Hossana two nil. In the second leg Hossana beat Halaba one nil. Both team’s coaches are confident that they will bring joy to their supporters. This game is going to be tightly contested given the team’s recent performance. All in all whoever wins they will participate in the premier league next season. So it is a do or die game.

Dire Dawa Kenema Coach Meserete Mane
Dire Dawa Kenema Coach Meserete Mane

Dire Dawa Kenema vs. Jimma Aba Bunna

Dire Dawa Kenema, coached by the only woman coach in the league, hopes to get promotion back to the premier league for the first time since 2011/12 season. The club is financed by the city administration. They topped their Group A and they beat Addis Ababa Ketema on penalties on their way to the semis. Coach Meserete Mane reckons the huge fan support will be a major factor in today’s game. Defensively the team is so good. They didn’t lose a single game thus far. They only conceded 4 goals in 6 games. In the contrary Dire Dawa scored 9 goals. Their striker Belay Abayneh is leading the top goal scoring chart with 5 goals and he will be the lethal weapon for Dire today. On the other hand Jimma Aba Bunna, a west Ethiopia team, never got promotion to the league. If they beat Dire Dawa, they will be the 44th club to take part in the premier league. Coached by Dereje Jimma Aba Bunna has got experienced players. Some of them even played in the top Ethiopian clubs. That is a big plus to the team and can definitely help them to achieve promotion. Biniam Haile and Minyahel Wendimu are among them. Midfielder Biniam previously played for Addis giants Ethiopia Bunna and Harar City while left back Minyahel played for Bank and Bunna. Although it is such a pity for Jimma fans that their left back Minyahel Wendimu is suspended for 4 games leaving him out of the semifinal game. Meanwhile, Jimma possess an attacking treat led by Nigerian Lucky Bariledum Sunni, who agreed to join premier league club Sidama Bunna. Jimma are so strong in the midfield and build up game something that Dire Dawa a little bit lacks. Biniam is a key player for Jimma. The player knows how to roll the ball. He is also a leader. Jimmaearned a hard fought victory in the quarter final by beating Federal Police on penalties. Both Dire Dawa and Jimma will go out to get the key victory.

Betking EthPL

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Round 1
30 Sep 2022 13:00
WOLKITE
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AMK
30 Sep 2022 16:00
BAHIRDAR
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ELCETRIC
1 Oct 2022 13:00
MEDIN
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GIORGIS
1 Oct 2022 16:00
DIRE
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SIDAMA
2 Oct 2022 13:00
DICHA
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BUNNA
2 Oct 2022 16:00
HAWASSA
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TAFO
3 Oct 2022 13:00
FASIL
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ADAMA
3 Oct 2022 16:00
MECHAL
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HOSSANA
Round 2
6 Oct 2022 13:00
ELCETRIC
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GIORGIS
6 Oct 2022 16:00
AMK
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MEDIN
7 Oct 2022 13:00
BAHIRDAR
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WOLKITE
7 Oct 2022 16:00
ADAMA
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MECHAL
8 Oct 2022 13:00
BUNNA
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HAWASSA
8 Oct 2022 16:00
DICHA
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FASIL
9 Oct 2022 13:00
TAFO
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DIRE
9 Oct 2022 16:00
HOSSANA
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SIDAMA
Round 3
12 Oct 2022 13:00
DICHA
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ELCETRIC
12 Oct 2022 16:00
HAWASSA
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ADAMA
13 Oct 2022 13:00
MECHAL
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AMK
13 Oct 2022 16:00
FASIL
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BAHIRDAR
14 Oct 2022 13:00
MEDIN
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TAFO
14 Oct 2022 16:00
SIDAMA
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GIORGIS
15 Oct 2022 13:00
DIRE
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HOSSANA
15 Oct 2022 16:00
WOLKITE
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BUNNA
Round 4
18 Oct 2022 13:00
FASIL
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MECHAL
18 Oct 2022 16:00
DICHA
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MEDIN
19 Oct 2022 13:00
ADAMA
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GIORGIS
19 Oct 2022 16:00
WOLKITE
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HAWASSA
20 Oct 2022 13:00
AMK
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HOSSANA
20 Oct 2022 16:00
BAHIRDAR
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DIRE
21 Oct 2022 13:00
BUNNA
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SIDAMA
21 Oct 2022 16:00
ELCETRIC
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TAFO
Round 5
24 Oct 2022 13:00
HAWASSA
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DIRE
24 Oct 2022 16:00
FASIL
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GIORGIS
25 Oct 2022 13:00
WOLKITE
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SIDAMA
25 Oct 2022 16:00
MECHAL
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MEDIN
26 Oct 2022 13:00
DICHA
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HOSSANA
26 Oct 2022 16:00
ELCETRIC
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ADAMA
27 Oct 2022 13:00
BAHIRDAR
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TAFO
27 Oct 2022 16:00
BUNNA
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AMK
Round 6
1 Nov 2022 13:00
HAWASSA
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FASIL
1 Nov 2022 16:00
DIRE
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BUNNA
2 Nov 2022 13:00
MECHAL
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DICHA
2 Nov 2022 16:00
WOLKITE
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ELCETRIC
3 Nov 2022 13:00
MEDIN
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BAHIRDAR
3 Nov 2022 16:00
GIORGIS
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AMK
4 Nov 2022 13:00
SIDAMA
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ADAMA
4 Nov 2022 16:00
HOSSANA
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TAFO
Round 7
7 Nov 2022 13:00
GIORGIS
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WOLKITE
7 Nov 2022 16:00
DIRE
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MECHAL
8 Nov 2022 13:00
MEDIN
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ELCETRIC
8 Nov 2022 16:00
SIDAMA
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HAWASSA
9 Nov 2022 13:00
AMK
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BAHIRDAR
9 Nov 2022 16:00
HOSSANA
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FASIL
10 Nov 2022 13:00
ADAMA
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BUNNA
10 Nov 2022 16:00
TAFO
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DICHA
Round 8
13 Nov 2022 13:00
HOSSANA
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HAWASSA
13 Nov 2022 16:00
SIDAMA
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MEDIN
14 Nov 2022 13:00
ADAMA
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DICHA
14 Nov 2022 16:00
GIORGIS
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MECHAL
15 Nov 2022 13:00
BUNNA
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BAHIRDAR
15 Nov 2022 16:00
TAFO
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WOLKITE
16 Nov 2022 13:00
AMK
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FASIL
16 Nov 2022 16:00
DIRE
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ELCETRIC
Round 9
19 Nov 2022 13:00
MECHAL
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SIDAMA
19 Nov 2022 16:00
HAWASSA
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GIORGIS
20 Nov 2022 13:00
MEDIN
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DIRE
20 Nov 2022 16:00
ELCETRIC
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BUNNA
21 Nov 2022 13:00
WOLKITE
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HOSSANA
21 Nov 2022 16:00
DICHA
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AMK
22 Nov 2022 13:00
FASIL
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TAFO
22 Nov 2022 16:00
BAHIRDAR
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ADAMA
Round 10
25 Nov 2022 13:00
MECHAL
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ELCETRIC
25 Nov 2022 16:00
MEDIN
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HAWASSA
26 Nov 2022 13:00
DIRE
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WOLKITE
26 Nov 2022 16:00
SIDAMA
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FASIL
27 Nov 2022 13:00
GIORGIS
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DICHA
27 Nov 2022 16:00
HOSSANA
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BAHIRDAR
28 Nov 2022 13:00
TAFO
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BUNNA
28 Nov 2022 16:00
AMK
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ADAMA
Round 11
4 Dec 2022 14:00
ADAMA
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TAFO
4 Dec 2022 17:00
BAHIRDAR
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GIORGIS
5 Dec 2022 14:00
ELCETRIC
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AMK
5 Dec 2022 17:00
HAWASSA
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MECHAL
6 Dec 2022 14:00
BUNNA
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HOSSANA
6 Dec 2022 17:00
WOLKITE
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MEDIN
7 Dec 2022 15:00
DICHA
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SIDAMA
7 Dec 2022 18:00
FASIL
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DIRE
Round 12
10 Dec 2022 14:00
MECHAL
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WOLKITE
10 Dec 2022 18:00
HOSSANA
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ADAMA
11 Dec 2022 15:00
DIRE
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DICHA
11 Dec 2022 18:00
SIDAMA
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BAHIRDAR
12 Dec 2022 15:00
HAWASSA
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ELCETRIC
12 Dec 2022 18:00
GIORGIS
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BUNNA
13 Dec 2022 15:00
MEDIN
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FASIL
13 Dec 2022 18:00
TAFO
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Round 13
16 Dec 2022 15:00
BAHIRDAR
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MECHAL
16 Dec 2022 18:00
ELCETRIC
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HOSSANA
17 Dec 2022 15:00
FASIL
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WOLKITE
17 Dec 2022 18:00
BUNNA
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MEDIN
18 Dec 2022 15:00
ADAMA
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DIRE
18 Dec 2022 18:00
DICHA
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HAWASSA
19 Dec 2022 15:00
TAFO
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GIORGIS
19 Dec 2022 18:00
AMK
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SIDAMA
Round 14
22 Dec 2022 15:00
MECHAL
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BUNNA
22 Dec 2022 18:00
FASIL
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ELCETRIC
23 Dec 2022 15:00
HAWASSA
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BAHIRDAR
23 Dec 2022 18:00
GIORGIS
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HOSSANA
24 Dec 2022 15:00
MEDIN
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ADAMA
24 Dec 2022 18:00
WOLKITE
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DICHA
25 Dec 2022 15:00
SIDAMA
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TAFO
25 Dec 2022 18:00
DIRE
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AMK
Round 15
28 Dec 2022 15:00
HOSSANA
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MEDIN
28 Dec 2022 18:00
BUNNA
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FASIL
29 Dec 2022 15:00
AMK
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HAWASSA
29 Dec 2022 18:00
TAFO
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MECHAL
30 Dec 2022 15:00
GIORGIS
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DIRE
30 Dec 2022 18:00
BAHIRDAR
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DICHA
31 Dec 2022 15:00
ELCETRIC
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SIDAMA
31 Dec 2022 18:00
ADAMA
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WOLKITE

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