Addis Ababa – Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) leader Defence Force and defending champion St. George will host Hawassa City and Lideta Nyala respectively here today.

For Defence, a victory will give them a 6-point cushion over Ethiopian Coffee, although the latter will still have two matches in hand.  Lideta Nyala will also be looking for a win as it will lift them to 4th place from their current 9th place position. A draw will not change their status at all.

The St. George vs Hawassa City clash will be closely watched by their fans. A victory will help Hawassa overtake Ethiopian Coffee for 2nd place and a similar outcome for St. George will be a big morale booster not to mention that it could lift them up 3 notches in the rankings.

Weekend Results:

Saturday February 5
Dire Dawa Kenema – Trans Ethiopia 1-1

Sunday February 6
Harar Beer – Mugher Cement 1-0
Fincha Sugar – Commercial Bank 2-2
Sebeta Kenema – Sidama Coffee 1-2