Ethiopia Football: Defence Force drops points, EEPCO climbs from relegation zone
Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Defence Force failed to take home field advantage when it was held to a scoreless tie by Sebeta City, while EEPCO continued its climb from the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Hawassa City here today reported Ermias Amare.
Defence Force could have gone to the top of the league with a victory today, but it failed to do so. Furthermore, Samuel Wuhib received his marching orders 35 minutes into the first half.
Meanwhile, EEPCO led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Philip Dawuzi and Efrem Hadera. HawassaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s consolation goal came from Ashenafi Adem.
With 7 weeks to go, four teams, namely Ethiopian Coffee (44pts), Dedebit FC (43pts), Defence Force (43pts) and St. George (43 pts), have emerged as top contenders for this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ethiopian Premier League title.
|1||Ethiopian Coffee||23||12||8||3||41 – 25||16||44|
|2||Dedebit FC||23||13||4||6||47 – 22||25||43|
|3||Defence Force||23||12||7||4||41 – 25||16||43|
|4||Saint George||23||12||7||4||29 – 16||13||43|
|5||Sidama Coffee||23||8||13||2||24 – 14||10||37|
|6||Hawassa City FC||23||8||9||6||33 – 28||5||33|
|7||Harar Brewery FC||23||7||12||4||23 – 18||5||33|
|8||Mugher Cement||23||9||6||8||21 – 21||0||33|
|9||Dire Dawa City||23||8||5||10||22 – 30||-8||29|
|10||Adama City FC||23||7||7||9||22 – 33||-11||28|
|11||EEPCO FC||23||7||6||10||28 – 29||-1||27|
|12||Ethiopian Banks SC||23||6||8||9||24 – 29||-5||26|
|13||Trans Ethiopia||23||5||8||10||20 – 29||-9||23|
|14||Sebeta City||23||5||6||12||23 – 34||-11||21|
|15||Lideta Nyala||23||5||6||12||20 – 34||-14||21|
|16||Fincha Sugar||23||0||8||15||13 – 44||-31||8|
League Table stats based on info obtained from Saint George FCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website.