In an effort to maintain a smooth Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) season, the league’s governing body has announced that matches will continue to be played at Adama Science and Technology University during ongoing stadium construction in Dire Dawa City. The decision aims to avoid any disruption from work at the Dire Dawa site.
The ninth and 10th rounds of EPL matches will take place at Adama University of Science and Technology Stadium. This allows the league to stay on schedule and ensures fans can still enjoy thrilling football action without delay.
The Dire Dawa City Administration has invested 50 million birr in the stadium’s development, featuring an artificial grass pitch, demonstrating its commitment to boosting sports infrastructure and promoting the sport locally.
Adama Science and Technology University offered its facilities to continue hosting the matches. The university’s contribution has been pivotal in permitting the league to continue uninterrupted while the Dire Dawa stadium takes shape.
The Sheger derby, which was originally scheduled to take place on December 9, 2023, has been postponed to December 30.
As construction in Dire Dawa progresses, the EPL will closely monitor developments and provide timely updates on its status, with matches eventually returning to the newly built stadium.