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Dubai to host Ethiopian PL match between St. George, Ethiopian Coffee

Addis Ababa, February 12, 2024 (FBC) – The most highly anticipated fixture in the Ethiopian Premier League, a monumental clash between Saint George SA and Ethiopian Coffee SC, is poised to transpire on foreign soil for the first time.

Both Addis Ababa-based clubs have disclosed that the encounter will be played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on February 24, 2024.

Throughout their sojourn in Dubai, spanning from February 22nd to the 25th of 2024, the two clubs will additionally undertake revenue-generating initiatives.

It is said that the decision aims to enable the clubs to gain international experience and to strengthen the relations between Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates in the field.

The statement also indicated that the derby game between the two clubs will be televised live.

After 14 matches, St. George presently holds the third position in the Ethiopian Premier League standings with 25 points and a goal difference of 14, whereas Ethiopian Coffee occupies the fourth spot with 25 points and a goal difference of 13. This leaves them trailing the table-topping Mechal FC by five points.

It is widely known that these two football clubs command an extensive and fervent fanbase within Ethiopia, particularly within the capital Addis Ababa.

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