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Ethiopia Premier League enters week 18 with seven matches lined up in different venues across the country.The battle to control the 16 team league kicks in with Dedebit playing Woldia Kenema on Saturday with other six matches slated for Sunday.

Dedebit will be playing at Addis Ababa Stadium in hunt of the three points after falling 3-2 to St.George in their last fixture.A win for them will push the team to be at par with Sidamma Bunna.

The biggest match of the week will be played on Sunday when Fasil Kenema meet Ethiopia Bunna in Gonder at Fasiledes Stadium.

It will be a different ball game, one which will be decisive in the Fasil Kenema push for the top position as a win for them will increase chances of chasing after league leader St George who will not be in action this weekend due to continental engagements.

Thousands of fans however are expected to grace the match as the two teams have the many followers across the country.Ethiopia Bunna fans will travel to the north of Ethiopia with many buses by tomorrow to support their team.

Last year,Dashen beer FC was in the league(now relegated)and (It’s another Gonder based team).During the last years,Dashen Beer Vs Ethiopia Coffee game,there was a stadium riot between the two teams fans which results in a big causality on Ethiopia Bunna fans. Sunday’s match is also a reconciliation game between Gonder football lovers and Bunna fans. Bunna fans will travel in mass in order to express there respect to Fasil fans too.

In other matches of the day, Arbaminch Kenema will face Hawassa Kenema, while Dire-Dawa Kenema will take on Sidama Bunna.

Adama Kenema will play Wolitya Dicha with Addis Ababa Kenema facing Ethio-Electric as Ethiopia Nigid Bank encounter Jimma Aba Bunna

-Additional Information- Firew Asrat

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