Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Saints close the gap to league leader Electric

Electric’s seven matchers unbeaten run ends after Saint George’s 2-0 victory over the league leaders. Dedebit head Coach Hailemichael Tesfaye better known as Kokobe manages a 4-2 debut victory over city rival Ethiopian Coffee.
It was a walking football theatre all through the ninety minutes as both Electric and Saint George left their game plan at home. They both have foreign coaches, so tactical discipline was expected but not seen in the game. The Saints scored in both halves to take all three points but had they been a bit determined they could have managed a higher number of goals. Second in the table with 23 points and three matches in hand, Saint George is likely to win the first round top spot. Electric’s goal machine Philip Dawzi appears temporarily out of function. Dedebit’s superior performance under new coach Kokobe earned them not only three points but also inspiration. Man of the match Getaneh Kebede found the back of the net on three occasions making his second hat trick of the season. Although Medhane Tadesse grabbed two goals in both halves, he failed to steer his side to victory. The score line turned into a real nightmare for Coffee supporters some even tried to accuse the head coach for the result. Southern Chenbelala derby between Hawassa Town and Sidama Coffee ended in a one-one draw. The hard to believe result of the week was Arbaminch’s  2-1 away victory over Air Force FC. So determined to return home with three points, the visitors featured an amazing winning mentality while the home side led by head coach Kifle Boltena. Defense Force’s nightmare is on the roll now it is 13th in the table, two points better than bottom of the table Air Force. The home side Adama Town won 2-0 to sit fifth in the table with 16 points.