Dire Dawa –Dire Dawa Kenema (Dire Dawa City) continues making progress in the current Ethiopian Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Sebeta City here today.

In other matches, Ethiopian Coffee defeated Fincha Sugar 3-1; Ethiopian Banks squeezed by EEPCO 3-2 and Sidama Coffee and Adama City drew scoreless in Yirgalem.

Although the season is only in its 9th week and anything can happen in the next 21 weeks or so, today Dire Dawa finds itself in 4th place, right behind the top three teams, Ethiopian Coffee, Defence Force and Ethiopian Banks.

In fact, Dire Dawa could even surpass Ethiopian Banks for 3rd place as it still has one game in hand.

This is indeed a great achievement for a team, which last year finished 11th with 10 wins, 12 draws and 11 losses in 33 matches. Dire Dawa has so far recorded 4 victories, 2 draws and 2 losses in just 8 matches, and if this is any indication then anything is possible for the team this year.