St. George, Mekele, Ethiopia Bunna close in


Although most results for the 23rd fixtures turned out to be breathtaking including Electric’s 4-3 shocker over Dedebit FC, Mekele away victory over strong home side Adama stood taller. The defending champions are back to a historic place of the league’s top spot while Ethiopia Bunna crushed visitors Woldya in a home-away-from-home Sebeta Stadium.
At Adama, an amazing defensive display went along with a surprising counter attack as Yohannes Sahle broke Adama’s two year unbeaten home record on Tuesday. Yared Kebed and rising star Ammanuel G/ Meskel twice were on the score sheet and Mekele is a point down from joint league leaders Jimma  AbaJifar and Saint George with each having40 points but Mekele with one match at hand.
After a 1-0 home win over visitors Welwalo-Wdigrat, reigning champions Saint George are back on top rubbing shoulders with Jimma  AbaJifar but for goal differences. Umme Mohammed’s first half volley gave “The Horse Riders” the winning goal thus for the first time this season on top of the table. Jimma AbaJIfar missed a golden home chance sharing a point with visitors Arbaminch. Though still on top of the table with goal differences many considered this as the worst recent performance of title aspiring Jimma AbaJifar.
Abubaker Naser, Samuel Sanumi and Adamu Mohammed’s goal gave Ethiopia Bunna a crushing 3-0 away victory over Woldya. The win meant “The Brown Shirts” are closing the gap at top of the table just four points below with 36 points. Losers Woldya are bottom of the table with twenty points.
Seventh in the table with 33 points Hawassa won at home 2-0 over visitors Fasil while 12th with 25 points Direda waclinched a 1-0 home victory over visiting Mekelakya.