Addis Ababa – Sisay Demissie’s hat-trick, the first for the new Ethiopian Premier League season, has temporarily lifted Ethiopian Coffee Football Club (11 pts, 5 games) to the top ahead of Ethiopian Banks with a 3-1 victory over EEPCO here today. The two teams were tied 1-1 at half-time.

Meanwhile, previous leader Ethiopian Banks could only draw (0-0) with Sidama Coffee in Yirgalem. Ethiopian Coffee and Ethiopian Banks have 11 pts from 5 matches each, but the former has a better goal difference (+4 vs +2). Furthermore, the lead may just last 48 hours if Defence Force (9pts 3 games) beats Trans Ethiopia in Adigrat on Tuesday.

In a match that saw Minyahel Teshome (Coffee) and Williams (EEPCO) red carded, Sisay scored 2 of his goals from penalty kicks and one with a header. Ghanaian Ayu scored EEPCO’s consolation goal.

Adama City moved up to fourth with a 2-1 victory over Sebeta City

Today’s Results
Ethiopian Coffee 3-1 EEPCO
Adama City 2-1 Sebeta City
Fincha Sugar 0-1 Mugher Cement
Harar Brewery 0-0 Hawassa City
Sidama Coffee 0-0 Ethiopian Banks
The EPL will continue on Tuesday with the following matches:
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Adigrat: Trans Ethiopia – Defence Force
Addis Ababa: Dedebit – Lideta Nyala
Addis Ababa: St. George – Dire Dawa City
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