St. George extends lead with 2-1 away win in Adama

Adama – Defending champion St. George extended their lead of the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) to 8 clear points with a 2-1 victory over Adama City (aka Adama Kenema) here on Sunday. Meanwhile, newly promoted and surprising team Dedebit FC, which led the EPL for most of the season, was held to a 1-1 draw by Trans Ethiopia in Mekelle. 

In other matches played over the weekend, EEPCO scored a rare away victory when they beat Southern Police 1-0: Muger Cement was held scoreless at home by Dire Dawa City; Meta Abo Brewery defeated Awassa City 1-0 and Banks SC squeezed past Metehara Sugar 3-2. 

The league continued today with Sebeta City defeating Sidama Coffee 1-0 and Ethiopian Coffee failed to move up to third place as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Insurance. 

The Saints, who have a match in hand, seat clear at the top with 56 points from 24 matches