Addis Ababa – Defence Force kept its chance to clinch the Ethiopian Premier League title alive by hammering Lideta Nyala 5-2 here yesterday.

Defence vs Nyala – 6 goals in first half

Tilahun Wolde opened the score for Defence, only for Nyala to respond with two goals through Bereket Demu (penalty spot) and Gideon Tadesse. However, Defence scored 3 more goals courtesy of Wondemeneh Negussie, Tekle-Tsadik and Samuel Wuhib to lead 4-2 at half-time.

Defence added a fifth goal in the second-half thanks to Tilahun Wolde to win the match 5-2.

Meanwhile, Commercial Bank defeated last-placed Fincha Sugar 1-0.