Shashemene shock draw for Mekelakeya

football24 May 2024 21:50
By:Vandyke Sports
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Mekelakeya held Shashemene City to a 2-2 draw Friday and Wolaitta Dicha also played to a goalless draw with Bahir Dar City.

Mekelakeya's quest to catch up with Ethiopia Premier League leaders, Ethiopia Nigd Bank came unstuck as Shashemene City almost shocked them.

Shashemene City led 2-0 in the first half, first with Abdulkadir Nasir's 29th minute goal to give them a 1-0 lead.

Mulugeta Woldegiorgis increased the tally to 2-0 in the 44th minute.

However, Bereket Desta pulled one back just before the break on 45+1 minutes of added time to take the halftime scores to 2-1.

Mekelakeya got back on level terms in the 56th minute with their leader, Minyilu Wondimu on target, 2-2.

The draw means they are unable to catch the leaders, but they bridged the gap at the top to two points, meaning Ethiopia Nigd Bank can open 5 points lead with a win.

Ethiopia Nigd Bank are on 53 points, Mekelakeya on 51 points and Bahir Dar City in 3rd place with 45 points.

Bahir Dar City hoped to profit from a slip by the top two but a determined Wolaitta Dicha managed to avoid defeat leaving them with 29 points.

The draw and the point mean Wolaitta Dicha will survive relegation and it effectively relegated Wolkite City who are on 16 points.

It means even if Wolkite wins their remaining 4 games, they will end with 28 points, and will go down with Hambericho and Shashemene City.