Sheger derby returns: Ethiopia Coffee Vs Saint George


The 23rd week end Ethiopian Premier League fixture brings the country’s biggest derby match: Ethiopia Coffee versus Saint George clash while Hawassa to face Sidama Coffee in Debub derby today. Defending champions Jimma AbaJifar travels north to visit in good form Welwalo-Adigrat.
More to fans theatre than the real football Ethiopia Coffee entertains city rival Saint George in a decisive Sheger derby match. Back from 1-0 away defeat to Adama, Ethiopia Coffee is in search of its recent time first ever derby match victory over Saint George that Popped out for third in the table after a huge 1-0 home victory over league leaders Mekele Town on Tuesday. Third in the table and trailing the top spot eight points behind, today is a crucial match to Giorgis to stay on track while 8th in the table with 32 points; Ethiopia Coffee needs victory to win back the diehard supporters that are in sheer frustration following their team’s poor performance this season.
Their number one striker with nine goals in his name Abubakar Naser for four matches suspension, ”The Brown Shirts” under make shift Coach Gezahne Town are expected to face difficulties to find the back of the net thus unlikely to go home with three points.
Fourth in the table Sidama Coffee visits in poor form Hawassa in the famous Debub derby match today. Back from 1-0 defeat to AbaJifar and slipping from second place, leading scorer Addis Gdey’s spearhead Sidama need a win by all means to stay in the title race while the home side to compensate for the shocking 4-0 away defeat last Tuesday.
7th in the table with 33 points Welwalo Adigrat hosts in top form defending champion Jimma AbaJifar. Famous for its defense line Welwalo faces back-in to-business Okiki Afolabi in action therefore a huge showdown expected on Monday.