Addis Ababa, EthiopiaÃ‚Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Defending championsÃ‚Â St. GeorgeÃ‚Â were held to a 2-2 draw byÃ‚Â Defence ForceÃ‚Â here today.
St. George found themselves 2 goals down by half-time after Manaye Fantu (22Ã¢â‚¬â„¢) and Tilahun Wolde (43Ã¢â‚¬â„¢) scored for Defence Force.
It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until the last 15 minutes of the match that the defending champions found the back of the net thanks to Umed Ukuri (75Ã¢â‚¬â„¢) and Adane Girma (85Ã¢â‚¬â„¢).
St. George (40pts) are now 12 points behind current leaderÃ‚Â Dedebit FCÃ‚Â but the latter has played 2 more matches.
TheÃ‚Â Ethiopian Premier LeagueÃ‚Â (EPL) will resume on Tuesday, where 6 matches will be played and one more on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 25
Ethiopia Water Works vs CBE
Dedebit FC vs Hawassa Kenema
EEPCO vs Ethiopian Coffee
St. George vs Insurance
Adama Kenema vs Harar Brewery
Sidama Coffee vs Mugher Cement
Wednesday, June 26
Arba Minch vs Defence Force