Addis Ababa – Ethiopian Premier League leader Defence Force and defending champions St. George played to a 1-1 draw here today.

Bedasso Hora (27) scored for Defence and Abega leveled the score seven minutes later.

After today’s result, St. George finished the first round (15 matches) with 21 points, while Defence Force leads the EPL with 31 points, with one match in hand.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated clash between runner up Ethiopian Coffee (25 pts) and third placed Dedebit FC (24 pts) will take place on Saturday.

Rounding up the current positions of the Top-6 teams, Sidama Coffee and St. George have played all their 1st round matches; Defence Force and Hawassa City have one match each in hand, while Ethiopian Coffee and Dedebit have only played 13 matches each.

Pos. Teams GP GW D L GF GA -/+ Pts
1 Defence Force 14 9 4 1 35 17 +18 31
2 Ethiopian Coffee 13 7 4 2 25 17 +8 25
3 Dedebit 13 7 3 3 27 17 +10 24
4 Hawassa City 14 6 6 2 22 15 +7 24
5 Sidama Coffee 15 4 10 1 15 11 +4 22
6 St.George 15 5 6 4 16 16 +0 21
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