Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Coffee face Defense for the weekend big show

Sixth on the table with five points from five matches Ethiopian Coffee versus Defense Force is the weekends much anticipated match taking place today at Addis Ababa stadium. Dedebit travels to Sebeta to face Mugher Cement.
Taking home the season’s first full three points after a shaky 3-2 victory over Electric, the defending champion Ethiopian Coffee on a high moral ground to face the Army side currently sixth on the table with six points. Coffee’s striker Tafesse Tesfaye in good form scoring twice in the first half against Electric is expected to repeat that feat today at the Addis Ababa stadium against Defense Force not yet to find their form. Defenc’s leading strike force Oumed Oukri and Chala Deriba may find it difficult to penetrate Coffee’s defense.
However Coffee’s midfield led by Dawit could surprise Defense’s back four like they did against Electric. The other match today is between the third placed Dedebit with seven points from three matches against Mugher Cement with six points. Last year joint top scorer Getaneh kebede sharp in getting the goal net, home side Mugher needs a strong defense to deny the visitors from taking home the full three points. Head coach Gebremedin Haile at the helm, Dedebit is one of the strongest three along with Saint George and Ethiopian Coffee expected to mount a strong title contention.