St George won the title, Baherdar finished runner-up, Arbaminch relegated

The Ethiopian Premier League season came into full circle with all titles decided ahead of the final day. St George triumphed as champion with a game in hand while Baherdar Ketema secured its runner-up spot eight points clear of third place Ethiopia- Insurance (Medin.) Arbaminch Ketema, Legetafo and Ethio-Electric are the three teams relegated to the lower league.
Head Coach Zerihun Shenegeta led St George for the recent back to back Premier League title taking the tally to a record 16 championship titles. Nineteen wins, nine draws and two defeats St George claimed the title with 66 points.
An amazing first round run followed by tense closing rounds, Baherdar Ketema secured runner-up spot in full color. In his very first season at the club Degarege Yegzaw achieved the club’s biggest ever honor a place in next season CAF Confederation Cup.
Though nothing to show for the record Ethiopia-Insurance’s third place finish is something to mention as a huge success to both Gebremedin Haile and the club Board Chairman Mengestu Maheru who took the responsibility of signing the Coach. Medin is expected to become one of the strong title contenders for the coming season.
Wolkite Ketema’s late revival helped the side stay at the top tier for a successive third season. One could say Getaneh Kebede’s season long battling led the team in to safety than Coach Gebrekristos Birra considered a father figure than a leader.
A draw with Adama Ketema on the closing day Thursday, Wolkite survived from relegation while Arbaminch Ketema parachuted down to Higher League following a disappointing final day draw with Hawasa Ketema. Arbaminch finished 14th in the table with 37 points.

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