EFF Cup Facts

Mekelakeya is the 2nd oldest club in Ethiopia. Mekelakeya’s establishment dates back to 1946, although it was fragile in early 1990’s. The club achieved promotion to the top flight league in 2004/05 season after reestablishment. They finished 5th in their maiden season in 2004/05. If Mekelakeya wins the game, they will lift the EFF Cup for a record 13th time, 3 ahead of historic rivals Kidus Giorgis.

Mekelakeya’s, nicknamed Toru, successful years in EFF Cup was in late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Mekelakeya won more than half of the EFF Cup in the period between 1946 and 1956 (They have won 7 EFF Cup in that very moment). The rest EFF Cup won by Mekelakeya were in 1974/75, 1981/82, 2005/06 and 2012/13 seasons. Mekelakeya won the trophy 5 times between 1946 and 1954. They were known to the general public as Tore Serawit. After they changed their name to Mechale (1955-1984), they won the EFF Cup 4 times. During the Derge regime they were called Medere Tore (1985-1991), they won it ones while after the downfall of the Derge they changed their name to Mekelakeya, and were able to win the EFF Cup twice.

Mekelakeya is the only side that won the EFF Cup for three successive times. They won it 3 years in a row in two different occasions (1948-1950 and 1953-55).

Hawassa Kenema doesn’t have a history in EFF Cup that is comparable with Mekelakeya. Hawassa Kenema, incepted in 1985, won the EFF Cup only once after overcoming Ethiopian Banks (now Commercial Bank of Ethiopia) in 2004/05 and reached the final during the Ethiopian Millennium in 2007/08 season in which they lost to Ethiopia Bunna.

The EFF Cup started in 1945. Thus far from the get go 22 clubs have won the EFF Cup. From the 22 clubs, the 12 clubs are still competing in Ethiopian football. Eritrea Shoe, Kibure Zebegna, Red Sea, British Military Mission, Asmara, Eremejachen, Hintsa Construction, Hawassa Dukate, Wolaitta Tusa and Policeportiva are teams that won the EFF Cup but no longer exist in Ethiopian football because either they ceased to exit or couldn’t compete in Ethiopia after Eritrea got independence in 1993.

In 70 years history of the EFF Cup, the tourney wasn’t held in 14 occasions. 1960-1968, 1977/78, 1990/91 and 2011/12 were the years the competition was abandoned.

Mekelakeya tops the chart with 12 EFF Cups while Kidus Giorgis are second with 10. Ethiopia Bunna and Electric won it 5 and 4 times respectively. Dedebit, Ethiopian Insurance, Red Sea, Federal Police (Omedla), Kibure Zebegna and Eritrea Shoe managed to lift the cup twice. Hawassa Kenema, Mugher Cement, Harar Beer (now Harar City), and Commercial Bank won it one time.

The winners of the EFF Cup progresses to the CAF Confedration Cup. If one club won both the league and the EFF Cup, then the runner up in the EFF Cup will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup. In retrospect these are some of the clubs who progress to the CAF Confedration without winning the EFF Cup final. Guna Trading (1998/99 lost to Kidus Giorgis), Ethiopian Insurance (2000/01 lost to Electric), Commercial Bank (2009/10 lost to Kidus Giorgis) and Dedebit (2011/12 progressed because they finished runner ups in the Ethiopian Premier League. The EFF Cup was not held on that season).

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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