Ethiopia Football: Coffee defeats Dire Dawa 3-0, Dedebit squeezes by EEPCO 3-2
Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ethiopian Coffee is getting closer to clinch its first Ethiopian Premier League title after it defeated Dire Dawa Kenema 3-0 here today.
Earlier in the day, Dedebit FC squeezed by EEPCO 3-2, while Harar Brewery and Sidama Coffee drew 1-1 in Dire Dawa.
Coffee led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Dawit MogesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ goal on 38th minute. But it was striker Mulu-Alem TilahunÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s double on the 67th and 75th minutes, that sealed the faith of Dire Dawa.
Following todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s victory, Ethiopian Coffee has now collected 58 points from 29 matches, followed by Dedebit FC (55 pts, 29 matches), St. George (54 pts, 28 matches), Sidama Coffee (53 pts, 29 matches) and Defence Force (52 pts, 28 matches).
Having said, Ethiopian Coffee has to win its last match against Mugher Cement to clinch the title as Dedebit FC and St. George have equal chances to win it all.
The league will continue tomorrow with the following matches here in the capital:
Defence Force vs Adama City 3pm (Abebe Bikila Stadium?)
Commercial Bank vs St. George 2pm
Lideta Nyala vs Hawassa Kenema 4pm
Saturday June 25
St. George Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Fincha Sugar 3pm
Lideta Nyala Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Commercial Bank 5pm
Monday June 27
Sebeta Kenema Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Harar Beer 3pm
Adama Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Hawassa Kenema 3pm
Dire Dawa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EEPCO 4pm
Trans Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sidama Coffee 3pm
Ethiopia Coffee Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mugher 3pm
Dedebit Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Defence 5pm
Top-5 Teams League Standings:
|1||Ethiopian Coffee||29||16||10||3||50 – 28||22||58|
|2||Dedebit FC||29||17||4||8||57 – 27||30||55|
|3||Saint George||28||15||9||4||37 – 16||21||54|
|4||Sidama Coffee||29||13||14||2||32 – 15||17||53|
|5||Defence Force||28||15||7||6||48 – 31||17||52|