Ethiopian Premier League: Defence Force extends lead to 6 points

Yirgalem – Defence Force extended its lead of the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) to 6 points with a 1-0 victory over Sidama Coffee here today, while its nearest rivals Ethiopian Coffee and Hawassa City dropped valuable points. The latter lost 2-1 to Mugher Cement in Assela.

As for Ethiopian Coffee, the team failed to take home field advantage when it was held to a 1-1 draw by Trans Ethiopia. After Tesfaye Bekele scored for Coffee, Trans Ethiopia got an equalizer from Michael Assefa in the dying minutes of the game.

Meanwhile, Dedebit hammered last placed Fincha Sugar 4-0 to overtake Ethiopian Coffee for second place on goal differences.

In Dire Dawa, Harar Brewery was leading EEPCO 1-0 at half-time*.

*We will update once we get the result.

Week 18

Monday – April 18, 2011

CBE – Dire Dawa City

Sunday – April 16, 2011

Ethiopian Coffee – Trans Ethiopia 1-1

Dedebit FC – Fincha Sugar 4-0

Sidama Coffee – Defence Force 0-1

Mugher Cement – Hawassa City 2-1

Harar Brewery – EEPCO 1-0* (Half-Time)

Saturday – April 16, 2011

St. George vs Adama City 3-0

Lideta Nyala vs Sebeta City 1-3