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SportEPL returns after international qualifiers

EPL returns after international qualifiers

The Betking Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) 2021/22 season is set to resume in Hawassa City University stadium on Sunday, November 1, 2021, after it was interrupted for 20 days due to international matches.

Following a couple of weeks break, all participating clubs have already booked their accommodations in Hawassa City.

On Sunday, Arba Minch will face Bahir Dar City, while Wolkite take on Hawassa City in week four of EPL fixtures. Bahir Dar City are second in the table with two wins and a draw, accumulating seven points from the three played, while Arba Minch, are eighth with four points.

In other fixtures, the newly promoted Addis Ababa City will face Fasil City on Monday November 22, 2021 in Hawassa University stadium. The 2020/21 EPL champion, Fasil Kenema, leads the rest of the pack with nine points, having managed to win all three fixtures. Meanwhile, the capital city club has only three points, and is eleventh on the table.

In other fixtures, Hadiya Hosana, which started the season in poor form, having collected only one point from nine, are set to play against Adama City. Their opponents, Adama City, are also not in a rich vein of form, only managing a solitary win from three.

The other week four fixtures are scheduled to take place on November 23 and 24, 2021.  On Tuesday, Wolaita Dicha will take on Ethiopia Coffee. And on Wednesday, Sidama Coffee faces Sebeta City, while Defense entertains St. George.  

In the wake of the current State of Emergency in Ethiopia, there have been questions concerning the future of the league. However, the league manager stated that they have not received anything concerning the matter and that the EPL will resume according to schedule.  

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