Saint George in fierce title contention


A final minute winning goal from a spot kick Saint George joined the fierce Ethiopian Premier League title race. The Horse Riders currently share the third spot collecting same 32 points but in goal differences.
Though a much needed three points that slashed Mekele’s lead in to five points thus left the title race in to wide open, but many club supporters are unhappy with English Coach Stewart Hall. Short of refreshing ideas to make the better use of his squads Hall managed to shut out the lonely destroyer Ammanuel G/Kidan thus the narrow home victory brought home more than three points.
Of course the visitors were hardly up to expectation thus Saint George dominated both in possession and creating goal chances. But with all golden chances flew in to thin air, central defender Aschalew Tamene converted the winning goal from a spot kick just four minutes in to the final whistle.
With the win Saint George closed the gap between the title contenders as well slashing the leaders eight point in to five with second place Fasil Town. “It was a tough showdown but we happened to be the one to go home with all three points” Stewart Hall remarked. Mekele Coach Gebremedin Haile also suggested that he is not convinced for the last minute penalty. “This is Saint George’s’ seventh penalty so far in the season while the first for us” Gebre stated.
With eight fixtures to go, title favorite Mekele Town need to stay focused on every single match for the fixtures against: title contender Sidama Coffee, in good form Jimma AbaJifar and popular side Ethiopia Coffee which are all away matches and intriguing. Fasil Town lurking five points behind and Saint George breathing hot from far, it is a real testing time for Gebremedin on his way to became the recent time first ever Premier League Coach with back to back title.