The premier league run in is shaping up nicely as league leaders Kidus Giorgis slump continues as they were held to a draw against Bahirdar Ketema in the opening day fixtures of game week 26.
The Betking Ethiopian premier league resumed at the Bahirdar Stadium after three weeks of continental football, day one of the game week 26 saw three games taking place with Bahirdar Ketema registering the biggest upset.
The biggest surprise came in the lunchtime kickoff where league leaders Kidus Giorgis were held to a two all draw against relegation threatened Bahirdar Ketema.
The underperforming Bahirdar Ketema side enjoyed one of their very best overall team performance in today’s game with their forward Osi Mauli producing a man of the match performance.
Mauli’s first goal came in the 29th minute with a long range strike, but Haider Sherefa leveled matters a few minutes later after a controversial penalty call by Manuhe Woldetsadik. After the restart, Kenean Markenh gave Kidus Giorgis the breakthrough minutes after he came on replacing Gatoch Panom but Bahirdar fought back to salvage a draw with their Ghanian import Mauli converting from the spot.
Following the draw, Kidus Giorgis remain at the summit with 55 points and their lead might be reduced to only three points if Fasil Kenema beat Sebeta Ketema on Thursday.
In The remaining fixtures of today Wolkite Ketema and Mekelakeya played out a goalless draw while Arbaminch Ketema defeated Sidama Bunna 2-1, Kenyan international was the hero for Arbaminch Ketema as he grabbed a brace to lift his side to 7th spot with 34 points.