Jimma Aba Jifar wins Ethiopian Premier League Title

Jimma Aba Jiffar FC won the 2017/8 Ethiopian Premier League title after defeating Adama Kenema 5-0 in Week 30 of the competition. 

In the day’s other match, defending champions Saint George FC beat Hawassa Kenema 2-0. 

Even though Jimma and Saint George FC ended the season with 55 points from 30 matches each, the former had a better goal difference (+24 vs +21).

It was a double celebration day for Jimma as the team’s Nigerian striker Okiki Afolabi  won the league’s top scorer’s chart with 23 goals including 4 that he scored against Adama Kenema today. 

This is the first league title for Jimma while Saint George won 

Here is a list of the Ethiopian Premier League Champions over the past 20 years:

1998    Mebrat Hayl (Addis Abeba)
1999    St. George (Addis Abeba)
2000    St. George (Addis Abeba)
2001    Mebrat Hayl (Addis Abeba)
2002    St. George (Addis Abeba)    
2003    St. George (Addis Abeba)    
2004    Awassa Kenema (Awassa)
2005    St. George (Addis Abeba)    
2006    St. George (Addis Abeba)  
2007    Awassa Kenema (Awassa)   
2008    St. George (Addis Abeba)  
2009    St. George (Addis Abeba)  
2010    St. George (Addis Abeba)   
2011    Ethiopia Bunna (Addis Abeba)
2012    St. George (Addis Abeba)   
2013    Dedebit (Addis Abeba)   
2014    St. George (Addis Abeba)   
2015    St. George (Addis Abeba)   
2016    St. George (Addis Abeba)
2017    St. George (Addis Abeba)
2018    Jimma Aba Jifar (Jimma, Oromia)

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