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Ethiopian Premier League second round kicks-off today

Ethiopian premier league season second round fixtures kicks-off with first round surprise package Electric’s visit to Sidama Coffee the weekend’s biggest clash.
Though it ended a frustrating first round with little or no drama, except fan’s negative behavior, here comes the second round with football worshipper’s expectation once again on the rise. League leader Saint George with a game in hand encounters relegation favorite Defense Force currently 12th in the table with 11 points from 13 matches. It is recalled Saint’s defeat the Army side 2-0 a week before in the clash that postponed. For the first time in four seasons out of relegation nightmare, second in the table Electric travels to Hawassa to face 10th spot with 15 points Sidama Coffee. The two sides’ first round fixture ended 1-0 to Electric after a final minute goalkeeper blunder. Spear headed by leading goal scorer Getaneh Kebede, 3rd in the table Dedebit FC entertains Arbaminch Town 11th in the table with 14 points. The visitors need extra energy to be delivered from the host’s wrath for the 1-0 defeat in Arbaminch in front of a record 56,000 person home crowd. Ethiopian Coffee’s visit to 8th in the table with 16 points Harar Brewery is one of the much anticipated matches of the week end for the visitors are in a high moral ground back from international victory over Comoros’ side. Adama Town hosts Commercial Banks, Mugher entertaining.