Table toppers face-off in EPL week nine

By Dawit Tolesa

Wolaita Dicha SCThe ninth week Ethiopian Premier League fixture will see table toppers Sidama Coffee take on Welayta Dicha in Debub Derby as Ethiopian Electric Power face aarchival St. George in the Addis Ababa derby.

Elsewhere, Ethiopia Coffee will face Hawassa City at the Addis Ababa Stadium while Commercial Bank of Ethiopia take on Adama City in only two matches that will be held in the capital on Saturday.

A win for Dicha in the Debub Derby could see them leapfrog Sidama to top the table depending on results elsewhere, with only one point separating the two teams. But Sidama – current leaders with 14 points – will be expected to take home advantage playing at Yirgalem Stadium. A win for them also means triumph on yet another derby rival after overcoming Hawassa away from home in their previous fixture.

Defending champions St. George, currently sitting in an unfamiliar 6th place, will hope to build on their 2-0 win against Muger Cement last week as they take on Ethiopian Electric Power, who sit second edging Dicha and Ethiopia Coffee with goal difference.

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