Ethiopian Premier League: St George Moves Up with 5-1 Trashing of Mekelakeya

Addis Ababa – St George SA, Ethiopia‘s oldest & most successful team, has moved up to third place in the Ethiopian Premier League with a 5-1 trashing of Mekelakeya here today.

In other matches played today, Bahir Dar City defeated Dedebit 2-0; Adama City beat the visiting Dire Dawa City 1-0 while Mekelle 70 secured a 1-0 away victory against Hawassa City.

It was revenge time for St George, who were knocked out of the Ethiopian Cup by the military men a few weeks ago.  Getahun Kebede had a brace with the rest of the goals coming from veteran striker Salhadin Said, Mulu-Alem Mesfin and Samuel Tesfaye. Mekelakeya’s lone goal came courtesy of an own goal by Salhadin Bergech.

The league will continue tomorrow with the following matches:

Wolaita Dicha vs Welwalo Adigrat University

Sehul Shire vs Debub Police

Sidama Coffee vs Ethiopian Coffee

The match featuring Jimma Aba Jifar vs Fasil City has been postponed to February 24th due the former’s participation in the CAF Confederation Cup.