Dedebit strengthens position on top Muger Cement out of relegation zone


Destroying Water Sport 8-3 in a superior performance, Dedebit FC further strengthened its hold at the top, in light of the defeat of second place Hawassa Town at the hands of Muger Cement, who are fighting to stay above the relegation zone. Ethiopian Coffee took over second place from Hawassa, with a win over visitors Adama Town, behind closed doors.
A hat trick from Dawit Fekadu and a double from Getaneh Kebede gave the League leaders the win under care taker Coach Negussie Desta to stay two points clear with 33 points. Despite signing on new players, including Nigerian goalkeeper Fevo and appointing a new club manager, Getahun G/Giorgis , Coach Berhane G/Egziabher appeared at a loss about what to do to change his club’s fate. Rock bottom of the table with just three points, it appears Water Sport is certainly going back to the lower league after just one season in the upper tier. On the other hand, Muger Cement defeated visitors Hawassa Town in Assela 2-1, increasing their chance to avoid relegation by staying four points clear. Adama Town joined the relegation zone after a 2-0 away defeat to Ethiopian Coffee on Tuesday. Tafesse Tesfaye scored from a spot kick and Gezahegn Ashamo sealed the winner for Coffee, elevating the club to second place in the table with 31 points from 16 matches. Adama Town is 13th in the table with just ten points.
Three wins in three second-round matches, with the newly-signed on striker Nigerian Philip Dawzi busy scoring goals, Commercial Bank is riding high currently in 8th place with 16 points. Bank’s latest victory came on Monday with a 3-1 score line over visitors Harar Brewery. Electric FC squandered  a chance to catch up with the leaders after a goalless draw with visitors Arba Minch Town here in Addis Ababa. The draw means the Power Corporation’s team is 5th with 24 points. With two matches in hand, St. George is sixth with 24 points, while Arba Minch sits 7th with 22 points. Dedebit’s target man Getaneh Kebede leads the top scorers’ list with 14 goals.