Ethiopia Football: Dedebit & Defence Force overtake St. George

Addis Ababa – Dedebit FC defeated the visiting Harar Brewery team 2-0 here today to overtake St. George at the top of the Ethiopian Premier League.

Defence Force joined Dedebit at the top with a 1-0 victory over last-placed Fincha Sugar.

Meanwhile, the surprising team of the year Sidama Coffee continues its climb to the top with a 2-0 away win against Dire Dawa City, and cutting down the gap with the league leader to just 3 points.

Defending champions St. George were held to a goalless draw by EEPCO, and thus dropped to 3rd place but with just 1 point behind Dedebit and Defence Force.

Adama City beat Trans Ethiopia 2-0 at home and Sebeta City and Mugher Cement drew 1-1.

The league will continue tomorrow with CBE hosting Hawassa City and Ethiopian Coffee taking on Lideta Nyala.

Coffee could join Dedebit to the top with a victory tomorrow.

Week 26  Results:-

Wednesday June 8

Fincha Sugar – Defense (Fincha) 0-1

Dire Dawa City – Sidama Coffee (Dire Dawa) 0-2

Sebeta – Mugher (Sebeta) 1-1

Adama City – Trans Ethiopia (Adama) 2-0

Dedebit – Harar Beer (Addis Ababa) 2-0

St George – EEPCO (Addis Ababa) 0-0

Thursday June 9

CBE – Hawassa (Addis Ababa) 4pm

Nyala – Ethiopian Coffee (Addis Ababa) 6pm