Hawassa Kenema vs. Wolaitta Dicha – EFF Cup Semi-Final Preview

Hawassa Kenema vs. Wolaitta Dicha

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

5:00, Addis Abeba Stadium

 

The EFF Cup second semi-final will face off the two South Ethiopia based clubs Hawassa Kenema and Wolaitta Dicha. Hawassa are hoping to be in the final after 7 years absence while Dicha never been in the final before.

 

Current Status

Hawassa Kenema will start the new season without making a major change on the squad. Coach Webetu Abate had a chance to reshuffle the squad. It will be Webetu’s first full season with Hawassa after he took over the helm midway through to premier league last season.

The premier league winner coach Webetu told Soccer Ethiopia they are ready for the game. “We started our preparation a little late. The players are in good shape. We need some time to reorganize the squad and we are working to do that.”

Hawassa Kenema has been preparing at Hawassa. They played two friendly games thus far against premier league side Ethiopia Bunna.

Wolitta Dicha lost key players during the summer transfer window. The club revitalizes the squad for the new season. Dicha also extended the contract of Coach Mesay Teferi and signed a couple of players from the National League. The club has been preparing for the new season and the semi-final game camping at Sodo.

Coach Mesay speaking exclusively to Soccer Ethiopia said a lot of people may doubt his squad but he build a team that can disprove doubters. “People doubt us because we let go off our key players during the transfer window. However, we have signed good players and promoted talented players from the youth team. We are ready for the game.”

Wolitta Dicha lost 2-1 to ArbaMinch Kenema on their last friendly game.

 

Injury and Suspension

Hawassa’s defender Addisalem Tesfaye is suspended for the semi-final game. Meanwhile striker Temesgen Tekele and playmaker Tafesse Solomon are not available for Hawassa because of injury.

Wolitta Dicha’s Abdulkerim Jemal is out of the game after sustaining an injury during preseason preparation.

 

Key Battles

Tewodros Mengesha vs. Girma Bekele

Tewodros Mengesha had been terrific for Hossana Kenema in the National League. He played a vital role in Hossana’s promotion to the premier league. His extraordinary from earned him a move to Wolaitta Dicha. Tewodros has a blistering pace and unanticipated movement. He is also good at creating a goal scoring chances. In the contrary Hawassa’s center back the veteran Girma Bekele is well known for his timely tackles and leadership of the defense.

Bereket Yisak vs. Tekelu Tafesse

Bereket Yisak returned home after 3 years at Addis Abeba. Since Temesgen Tekele won’t play on the semi-final Hawassa will be looking towards Bereket to get the much needed goals. Tekelu Taffese has a huge responsibility of leading Wolaitta Dicha’s defense that totally weakened after key players left the club. Tekelu should be in good form to combat the attacking treat coming from Bereket Yisak and Gadissa Mebrate.

How did they come?

Hawassa Kenema beat Dedebit 3-2 on penalties after the game ended in stalemate on January. In the quarter final they manage to beat Ethiopia Bunna thanks to a brace from Temesgen Tekele.

Wolaitta Dicha started their EFF Cup campaign by overcoming Adama Kenema 2-1. In the quarter final Dicha surpassed Electric. Alazar Fasika’s lone goal was enough to ensure Wolitta Dicha their first EFF Cup semi-final since establishment.

Facts

-If Hawassa Kenema beat Wolaitta Dicha to progress to the final, it will be their first major final after the 2007/08 season. In 2007/08 season Hawassa Kenema lost 2-1 to Ethiopia Bunna in the EFF Cup final.

-If Wolitta Dicha wins the game, it will be their first EFF Cup final since inception. Dicha established in June 2009.

-If Wolitta Dicha able to reach EFF Cup final, they will be the first Wolaitta Zone club in 18 years to reach the final. In 1996/97 season the now fragile Wolaitta Tusa won the EFF Cup since then no Wolaitta Zone side ever reached the EFF Cup final.

-Hawassa Kenema won EFF Cup in 2004/05 season after beating Mekelakeya. Meanwhile Wolaitta Dicha never won the EFF Cup.

Last 3 EFF Cup Games Result

Hawassa Kenema – L-D-W

Wolitta Dicha – L-W-W

 

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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AMK
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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