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Dedebit forward signs for Hawasa City

Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) side Dedebit has parted ways with its longtime forward Dawit Fikadu, who has signed for the Southern capital’s club Hawasa City this week. The blues forward will stay for one year contract with Hawasa City.

 Dawit, who had been in dispute with his club (Dedebit) the whole last season, has finally left the club after securing permission from the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF).

Dawit lifted the Ethiopian Premier League trophy for the first time during the successful campaign of the blues in 2012/13season. Dawit lost the chance to play last season due mainly to injury. But, towards the end of 2016/17 EPL season, the blues forward was reported to be in dispute with his club due to salary.

Following the release of Hawasa City striker, Jacko Arfat, who scored 12 goals for the team last season, Dawit is expected to make the attacking lineup with the other strikers Yabun William and Sadik Secho.

Dawit is one of the top goal scorers in the league and a cleaver striker in front of the goal. He also played for the national team in various competitions. In January 2014, coach Sewent Bishaw, called him to be part of Ethiopian squad for the 2014 African Nations Championships aka CHAN. The team was eliminated in the group stages after losing to Congo, Libya and Ghana. He also played for 2017 African Cup of Nation’s (AFCON) qualification under coach Yohannes Sahile.

Meanwhile, the blues top midfield Samson Tilahun has also completed his moved to Ethiopian Coffee, another well recognized club in EPL. His name has been linked with Ethiopian Coffee since Ethiopian Premier League transfer window was opened.

Samson who had joined the blues in 2013/14 from St. George was also in dispute with the club because of salary problems. In total, five top Dedebit players were reported to be in dispute with club due to unpaid salaries.