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Ethiopian Premier League Championship tournament temporarily suspended

Security concern in Ethiopia seem to pose difficulty to carry out Ethiopian Premier League Championship

Ethiopian Premier League Championship _ Ethiopian Football Federation

June 5, 2019

Ethiopian Football Federation decided to temporarily suspend Ethiopian Premier League Championship tournament, FBC reported on Wednesday.

The decision was passed during an emergency meeting called on Wednesday.

Game scheduled to take place during the 27th week of the championship between Ethiopian Coffee and Mekele 70 Enderta was canceled on grounds of alleged security concerns and the Federation has evaluated its impact during the emergency meeting.

Earlier the Federation decided the game between the two clubs to take place on Friday is now canceled.

Holding discussions with Premier League participating clubs and other stakeholders are now given priority so as to figure out ways to carry out the league’s tournaments.

The Federation was not explicit enough as to why it decided to suspend the tournament but circumstantial evidence seems to suggest that the decision is informed by alleged security concern.

And the decision has offended fans of some clubs including Fasil Kenema.

Ethnic politics in the country is essentially affecting all aspects of activities in the country.

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