Opening day fixtures of game week 8 saw two late strikes earning Hawassa Ketema a precious point while four star Ethiopia Medhin crash Sidama Bunna.
The 2022/23 Betking Ethiopian premier league returned to action days after 4 games of game week 7 were postponed due to bad conditions of the Dire Dawa Stadiums playing pitch.
Game week 8 began today as the early kickoff of late drama saw Hawassa Ketema caming from two goals down to salvage a point, Hadiya Hossana were edging to the three points as goals from Tsegaye Birhanu and Melese Meshamo gave them a comprehensive 2-0 lead going into added minutes of the second half.
But Hawassa Ketema who never lost faith added bodies to their forward line finally paid off as they grabbed to late goals in the 90+2′ & 90+3′ minutes through Mujib Kassim and Efream Ashamo taking Hadiya Hossana by surprise. Following the frantic finale both sides missed on the opportunity to climb higher up the log as both sides currently on 14 points reside 3rd & 4th spot.
In the late kickoff four star Ethiopia Medhin ran riot against inconsistent Sidama Bunna, Habtamu Shewalem and Biruk Mulugeta converted from the spot while Kitika Jimma and Yonas Geremew’s goalazo made it sweet revenge for the now Ethiopia Medhin head coach Gebremedhin Haile against his former employees.
Mekbib Degefu was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Simon Peter meaning Sidama Bunna lost two goalkeepers for a straight red card in back to back games.Ethiopia Medhin still top of the log with 18 points 4 points adrift until other teams play while Sidama Bunna are 12th with 7 points.