Do or die Premier League games on Thursday


Defending champions Saint George are expected to dominate relegation struggler Ethio-Electric on Thursday in order to ease the pressure from their African Champions League appearance. Dedebit FC and Sidama Bunna are in must win situations to remain in title contention. With a game in hand and four points clear from second place Dedebit, Saint’s need a win on Thursday to clinch a share of the championship. “We must defeat Electric and try to make life easier in order to achieve our dreams of a semi final berth at the Champions League,” remarked one senior player.

Spear head by leading scorer with 21 goals Getaneh Kebede, Dedebit faces strong adversary Adama Town 5th in the table with 44 points. The visitors need extra stamina to return home with  three points and stay in title contention. The Blues” one man striker Getaneh is only three goals away from history. The other title contender Sidama Bunna has 47 points and is in a must-win position against regional rival Arbaminch Town.

The week’s biggest clash is between relegation threatened Ethiopia NegedBank and Wolayta Dicha just two points above the relegation zone. If NegeBank loses this match it means the end of its more than a decade stay at Ethiopian Football’s upper-tier. In the other matches Ethiopia Bunna entertains bottom of the table Addis Ababa Town while relegation threatened DireDawa Town entertains Hawassa Town in what for them is a meaningless game.