Dire Dawa – Mugher Cement defeated Harar Brewery 1-0 here today to clinch three valuable points in Week 28 competition of the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL).

The victory lifted Mugher from 10th to 8th place but didn’t have any impact on the league standings for Harar Brewery, which remains in 7th place with 40 points.

Meanwhile, league leader Dedebit FC, who are expected to take on their closest rival Ethiopian Coffee in the capital tomorrow , is still stranded in Mekele after several flights were canceled due to volcano ash cloud coming from Eritrea.

In the latest development, the Ethiopian Football Federation notified the two teams that it is willing to move the match to Saturday. However, Dedebit protested that it would be unfair for the team to play one of the season’s crucial matches with just one day of rest.

Dedebit is expected to arrive in the capital tomorrow.

Meanwhile, week 28 of the EPL will continue over the next two days with the following matches:

Friday June 17:-
• Sidama Coffee – Sebeta City
• Adama City – EEPCO
• Trans Ethiopia – Dire Dawa City
• Dedebit FC – Ethiopian Coffee

Saturday June 18:-
• CBE – Fincha Sugar
• Lideta Nyala – Defence Force
• Awassa City – St George