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Coach Wubetu Abate is basking in the glory of Hawassa City’s fine run in the Ethiopian Premier League.

A series of positive runs in the second leg has seen them shoot up to seventh in the table standings – safer from the relegation danger zone where they spent the better part of the first stanza.

The surge he holds was not a walk in park especially after letting go a good number of his top players.

“It was difficult to renew contracts of players because of the new Ethiopian FA rules. We were forced to release some good players like Mujib Kasim and Aschalew Girma.

“The last three teams on the log were playing each game like a final in order to avoid relegation, but I’m glad we managed to get the points,” Abate told

Abate his coy about his future at the club but says he is happy with where he is now.

“I have a contract with the club till end of next season and I am with my team. But I don’t know about my future.

“As a human and as a coach I have a dream to achieve more in my coaching career but for now I am totally focused on Hawassa City success and building my team to challenge for championships in the next seasons.”

Hawassa are currently seventh in the table standings with 31 points, they host Ethiopian Bunna Tuesday in their next league outing.

-Story by Timotios Baye.

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