Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sisay DemissieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 EEPCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s consolation goal.
Adama City moved up to fourth with a 2-1 victory over Sebeta CityTodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Defence Force Addis Ababa: Dedebit Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Lideta Nyala Addis Ababa: St. George Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dire Dawa City