Addis Ababa – Ethiopian Coffee maintained its second place ranking in the Ethiopian Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Dedebit FC here today, reported the Addis Ababa-based website, EthiopiaFootball.com.

The much anticipated match between the league’s runner-up and third-placed team did not disappoint football fans, who packed the stadium to its full capacity.

It was Dedebit, which opened the score thanks to its midfield general and former Ethiopian Coffee player Dawit Fekadu, who scored 32 minutes into the first half. And that’s how the two teams went to the dressing room for half-time.

Ethiopian Coffee leveled the score (56”) courtesy of an own goal by Adamu Mohammed of Dedebit. Twelve minutes later, Coffee went ahead after the referee awarded a controversial penalty kick. Sisay Demissie was the scorer.

This is how the Top-4 teams stand after 14 matches:

Pos. Teams GP GW D L GF GA -/+ Pts
1 Defence Force 14 9 4 1 35 17 +18 31
2 Ethiopian Coffee 14 8 4 2 27 18 +9 28
3 Dedebit 14 7 3 4 28 19 +9 24
4 Hawassa City 14 6 6 2 22 15 +7 24
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