Ethiopian Women's Premier League

The Ethiopian Women's Premier League is the top Women's association football league in Ethiopia. It is regulated by the Ethiopian Football Federation and divided into two division, division 1 (the top division) and division 2 ( the second division).

Ethiopian Women's Premier League
Founded2012
Country Ethiopia (12 teams)
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams20

(12 in Division 1)

(8 in Division 2)
Level on pyramid1
Current championsDedebit (4th title)
Most championshipsDedebit (4)
2018–19 Ethiopian Women's Premier League

History

The league was founded in 2012 (2005 E.C.).

2015-16 Season

Dedebit won their 2nd title in the 2015-16 season.[1] Ethiopia Nigd Bank's striker Shitaye Sisay won the 2015-16 Most Valuable Player award. Loza Abera was top goal scorer at season's end with 10 goals in the playoffs and 47 goals during season competition.[1]

2016-17 Season

Dedebit won its 3rd title in the 2016-17 season.[2] After the 2016-17 season the first division was split into two divisions with the inaugural season of the Women's second division league set for the 2017-18 season.[3]

The format of the league for the 2016-17 season had 20 teams in two groups (10 teams per group) with group winners fighting for the trophy at the end of the season.[4] The 20 clubs that participated were a record high since the establishment of the league.

2017-18 Season

Dedebit were crowned champions for a third straight year earning the club's 4th title overall in its history.[5] The Dedebit Women's team was disbanded the after 2017-18 season due to the club's financial problems.

Clubs

Division 1

The following 12 clubs competed in the Ethiopian Women's Premier League (Division 1) during the 2018-19 Season.

Club Location Sadium
Tiret Corporate Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Kidus Giorgis Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Nigd Bank Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Defense Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Hawassa City Hawassa Hawassa International
Adama city Adama Abebe Bikila
Ethio Electric Addis Abeba City Addis Abeba
Dire Dawa City Dire Dawa Dire Dawa
Gedeo Dilla Dila Dila
Addis Abeba City Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Arba Minch City Arba Minch Arba Minch
Ethio Electric Addis Abeba Addis Abeba
Tirunesh Dibaba Academy Assela Tirunesh Dibaba Academy

    Division 2

    The following 8 clubs competed in the Ethiopian Premier League (Division 2) during the 2018-19 Season.

    Club
    Mekelle 70 Enderta
    Lideta Sub City (Addis Abeba)
    Kirkos Sub City (Addis Abeba)
    Fasil City
    Bole Sub City (Addis Abeba)
    Shashemene City
    Akaki Kality
    NIfas Silk Lafto

    References

    1. Taddele, Omna (July 2, 2016). "Dedebit Crowned Champions of the Ethiopian Women's Premier League". Soccer Ethiopia.
    2. Taddele, Omna (May 15, 2017). "Women's Premier League: Dedebit Crowned Champions for the Third Time". Soccer Ethiopia.
    3. "Ethiopia (Women) 2016/17". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
    4. Osano, Bonface (November 19, 2016). "Ethiopian women's premier league kicks-off Saturday". soka25east.
    5. Taddele, Omna (July 8, 2018). "Dedebit FC Crowned Champions of the Ethiopian Women First Division". Soccer Ethiopia.
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