Dedebit six points clear after a 3-1 victory over Saints


Defeating defending champions St. George with an emphatic 3-1 score line, Dedebit took firm control of the League’s top spot and many are considering them hot favorites to take the season’s title for the first time in the club’s 15 year history.
With a lineup full of second fiddles to save the senior players for the Champions League return-leg home match on Sunday against visitors Zamalek, the St. George players looked nervous and unsure from the start. Dedebit took the lead, but then ‘The Horse Men’ missed a spot kick before they were able to equalize. However, Dedebit spearheaded by their in-form striker Getaneh Kebede, created chances after chances before grabbing an additional two goals to win the day. The big win meant Dedebit is leading the pack with 39 points from 17 matches. Destroying Harar Brewery 5-1, Ethiopian Coffee clinched second place with 33 points. Amazingly successful under their makeshift coach Kalid Mohammed, Coffee collected 10 points from the last five matches and have narrowed the gap to the title race. Electric’s 2-1 home win over visitors Hawassa Town brought the Power Corporation up to third place in the table with 30 points. Lately in poor form, Hawassa has dropped to fourth, with 30 points on goal differences.
The second round surprise package Muger Cement managed a 1-1 draw with Defense Force to stay away from the relegation zone. Collecting 11 points from its last five matches, Muger has 18 points and have no more worries about going down. Adama Town is 13th with ten points and Water Sport is at the bottom with just three points and looks headed to the lower division at the end of the season.