Ethiopia: Br2 Billion Spent During Transfer Window
By Dawit Tolesa
More than two billion birr was spent in the summer season transfer window starting from July to August by teams taking part in the Ethiopian Premier League.
In this transfer window season, eight Ethiopian premier league clubs, including Saint George, Dedebit, Defense, EEPCo, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Dashen Beer, Muger Cement, Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia Buna), were busy bringing in players. From those clubs only six: Muger Cement, Dashen Beer, EEPCo, Dedebit, and Defense spent more than two billion birr for transfer and agreement renewing.
Regarding this, Defense FC brought in 8 new players and renewed the contract of 8 more players spending more than 91 million birr. Similarly, Muger Cement spent more than 47 million, Ethiopia Commercial Bank more than 62 million for transfer and renewing contracts.
Debebit with seven new players, EEPCo with six players and Saint George with three players are the clubs that are ranked the least in spending for this transfer window. During the July to August transfer window, generally eight Ethiopian clubs and 73 players were involved in the club transfers and contract renewal. Players also signed contracts from one to two years with a salary of 2000 to 3500 birr, an official from the Ethiopian Football Federation told The Reporter.