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St George crowned BetKing Ethiopia Premier League Champions

St George were crowned champions of the BetKing Ethiopia Premier League 2022/23 Sunday after defeating Hadiya Hossana 2-0.

The Horsemen have now achieved back-to-back championship after fending off a spirited challenge from Bahir Dar City.

Hadiya Hossana had the best chance to get ahead when Baye Gezahegn broke free in the St George box, but they fluffed the chance through Segai Birhanu.

St George shot into the lead in the 20th minute through Cherinet Gugsa who controlled brilliantly on the turn, to shoot past Hadiya goalkeeper, Pepe Seydou.

Ismail Ouro-Agoro had been their outstanding star this season, and the Togolese Striker had 24 goals coming into the game

Ouro-Agoro added a second goal, his 25th of the season in the 59th minute when he headed in a left week cross from Remedan Yusuf.

He had been denied three times already by goalkeeper Pepe Seydou, but this time Ouro-Agoro was unstoppable.

The 2-0 win takes St George to an unassailable 63 points, away from their closest challengers, Bahir Dar City.

Bahir Dar City beat Hawassa City 1-0 in the other game of the day, but it was too little too late.

However, they will certainly finish second and earn a place in the CAF Confederations cup with their points haul now up to 57, and with one game still to play could end the season with 60 points.

The League will end during the week with week 30 fixtures due to run from Wednesday July 5th to Saturday, July 8th, 2023.

Source : Super Sport

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