The opening day fixtures of game week 23 saw Sebeta Ketema beat fellow strugglers Jimma Aba Jiffare while Adama’s search for three points extended for the ninth game running,
The 10 am kickoff saw a transformed Dire Dawa Ketema side dismantling Hadiya Hossana 4-0, Abdurahman Mubarek and Henok Ayele bot grabbed brace to temporarily lift their side to 11th in the log with 27 points.
The highly anticipated lunchtime kickoff saw Sebeta Ketema beating Jimma Aba Jiffar 2-1 in a relegation six pointer.
Jimma took the lead in the early minutes through Mohammed Nur Nasser but Sebeta Ketema who were in desperate need of three points bounced back in style as Derrik Nsimbabi and Abdulhafiz Towfik were on target to give Sebeta What was a crucial victory for them in their survival aspiration.
With this win, Sebeta increased their point tally to 17 also swinging the battel for survival minimizing the difference with Jimma Aba Jiffar to just 2 points.
With the current situation in hand, games are fast running out for both sides as they need to buckle up to pull off what would be a remarkable escape act in coming fixtures.
In the late kickoff between Adama Ketema and Arbaminch Ketema, two of the highest drawing sides ended in a frustrating goalless draw, both sides are now level on 27 points and are now 9th and 11th in the log respectively.