Ethiopia Football: Dire Dawa defeats Dedebit FC 2-1
Dire Dawa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dire Dawa City defeated Dedebit FC 2-1 here today in an Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) match played here today.
The victory lifted Dire Dawa four spots from 9th to 5th, while Dedebit remained in 3rd position.
This would have been a great opportunity for Dedebit to bypass Ethiopian Coffee for second place had they won today, but instead, they suffered their second defeat of the season.
Dedebit still has one game in hand with Adama City, whose players are still nursing the injuries they suffered after the bus they were travelling on in Tigray crashed , killing two members of their team. The league has not yet decided when the match will take place.
Dire Dawa, led by Ashenafi Girma, led 2-0 at half-time. This was a great victory for the young Dire Dawa team, which is now enjoying a Top-5 ranking in the league.
Meanwhile, defending champions St. George will play their match in hand with Harar Brewery this Friday in Addis Ababa.