Barhir Dar derail Wollaita Dicha, Hadia upset Mekelakeya

Barhir Dar derail Wollaita Dicha, Hadia upset Mekelakeya

The biggest story of the day was Hadiya Hossana finally getting a win in the Betking Ethiopia Premier League.

The 2-0 victory over Mekelakeya was a big win for them in a difficult season so far where they have been unable to get maximum points. In other action on Friday night, Barhir Dar beat Wolaitta Dicha 3-1.

Hadiya Hossana owed their success to one of their struggling stars who rose to the occasion this time around. Habtamu Tadesse scored a brace with a goal in the 22nd and 82nd minute respectively.

Fitsum Alemu, meanwhile, has always been the team leader for Bahir Dar and on his day he is unplayable, as was the case on Friday when he put his team ahead with a 19th-minute strike.

Alemu completed his brace in the 38th minute to give Bahir Dar a 2-0 lead.

Wolaitta Dicha pulled one back in the 44th minute through Meneyelu Wondimu to end the first half 1-2, but they were unable to kick on in the second half.

Bahir Dar restored their two goal cushion in the 65th minute courtesy of Ali Soliman.

Friday's results saw quite significant shifts on the log with Mekelakeya dropping down further to seventh spot, while Wolaitta Dicha sank to third from first over a week ago.

Hadiya Hossana’s win lifted them to 14th spot on the log and they will no doubt see this as a pivotal moment in their resurgence.

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