Hadiya Hossana were pegged back further to the relegation zone after they lost to Ethiopia Nigd Bank in a solitary goal. Electric fought back to beat the inconsistent Hawassa Ketema 2-1.
Anteneh GebreKiristos was decisive as Nigd Bank triumphed over bottom side Hadiya Hossana. GebreKiristos headed home from close range to hand Tsegaye KidaneMariam’s side a much needed three points.
Hadiya Hossana failed to utilize their numerical advantage after Bank’s defender Tok James received his marching order in the second half.
Electric earned a surprise 2-1 victory over Hawassa Ketema despite missing their head coach Birhanu Bayu and captain Addis Negash.
The visitors took the lead as Tafesse Solomon scored an audacious volley in the 25th minute. However, the lead was short lived as Asalefew Mekonen leveled matters in the 31st minute from close range. Sierra Leonean defender Cissay Hassan ensured Electric’s victory in the second half with a powerful towering header.
Nigd Bank sits 7th with 10 points whilst Electric are 8th in the log table with the same point tally but inferior goal difference. Meanwhile, the defeat leaves both Hawassa Ketema and Hadiya Hossana to remain bottom with 6 and 4 points respectively.
The Ethiopian Premier League continues tomorrow as holders Kidus Giorgis hosts Wolaitta Dicha. Dedebit are up against ArbaMinch Ketema in Addis. Ethiopia Bunna entertains Dashen Bira at Abebe Bikila Memorial Stadium.