Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Dedebit entertains Sidama in weekend’s biggest match

Saint George continues to ride on top of the Ethiopian premier league table despite having two games in hand. Closing to second spot Dedebit travels to Sidama Coffee.
With a 1-1 mid week draw, Commercial Banks denied Electric from returning to the league driving seat. The season’s surprise package, spearheaded by lone striker, Nigerian Philip Dawzi, was denied at least two clear penalties to settle for a 1-1 draw. Back on target, Philip put Electric in front 13 minutes into the game only to be cancelled out by Binyam Assefa’a low volley equalizer two minutes into the break. Sharing a point meant Electric stays second with 32 points a point behind Saint George with two games in hand. Electric travels to 12th in the table Diredawa Town under new head coach Ashenafi Bekele.
Gebremedin Haile is yet to collect a single point from two matches in his command of his new side Defense Force. The Army side lost 2-1 away to Sidama Coffee to anchor 13th in the table with 11 points out of 14 matches. Sidama Coffee visits third place in the table with 30 points Dedebit FC today. Bottom of the table, with just nine points, Air Force travels to Harar Brewery 9th in the league table. An emphatic 3-1 victory over defending champion Ethiopian Coffee, Mugher Cement failed to dominate new comers Arbaminch Town in Assela. The home side trailed behind Arbaminch’s first half goal then only managed a draw. Mugher Cement travels to Hawassa Town while Commercial Banks to a derby clash against Defense Force today.