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Sidama Bunna’s Nigerian forward Lucky Sunny has attributed the coffee makers’ fine run in the Ethiopian Premier League to sheer hard work.

With six rounds of matches to close of the current season, Bunna are second behind leaders and multiple champions St. George and are firmly in the title chase.

The team is placed second in the 16-team league standings with 42 points – one shy of the Horsemen, who have a game at hand.

They have recorded impressive 12 wins 6 draws and equal number of losses.

“The team’s success this year is simply down to hard work and team’s spirit, which has been very high,” Sunny, who has spent four years in the EPL told

The 23-year-old has four goals under his belt in this campaign and is the second highest scorer for his side after Addis Gidey with six.

Sunny, who has previously turned out for Wolkite Kenema, Jimma Aba Bunna, and is on his second year with Sidama Bunna says they will take the title chase to the wire.

“We are taking every game as a final while hoping for the best. We will keep fighting till the end.”

Sunny is among four foreigners at the club. The others are Kenyan duo of Sunday Mutuku and Eric Muru and Haiti’s Saurel Olurish.

Bunna’s manager Alemayhu Abayneh discussed the next six matches.

“We want to play them as finals. We only play Dedebit from the title chasing pack; the other five matches are either against mid table or relegation threatened clubs.

“We will give them equal weight and we will take them seriously. We want to do our job perfectly and we are hoping for the best. I wouldn’t wish to stress or panic about other results, we will focus on our games.”

Sidama will host Ethio-Electric in their next outing in Addis Ababa. The Yirgalem based team has ignited a burning desire for the title among the fans.

-Additional reporting by Firew Asrat.

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