2018 Ethiopian Premier League Crown goes to Love City: Jimma


Saint George’s  dream of a five Premier League Championship titles in a row  turned in to an ugly nightmare, with newly promoted Jimma AbaJifar making history as the first ever Ethiopian Champion from Oromia region after 5-0 demolition of strong outfit Adama. “It is the second best thing for the Love City next to the Essayas Jirra’s election to the Ethiopian Football Presidency,” remarked an overjoyed supporter after the memorable showdown.
It was tense season closing as well title deciding fixtures for both AbaJifar and Saint George each with an identical 55 points and 19 goals. Abajifar took Adama in Jimma while Saint George faced visitors Hawassa in Addis Ababa. While AbaJifar fought like gladiators in front of the sellout crowd where Nigerian goal machine grabbed four in his name here in Addis Ababa under a pouring rain “The Horse Men” failed to break Hawassa’s diehard stance settling the result with a 2-0 score line Salahadin Bargecho missed from a spot kick.
At the final whistle it was all about dancing and singing in Jimma Stadium where as in Addis Ababa an abusive and humiliating chant from frustrated full house supporters against newly elected EFF President  Essayas Jirra formerly President to Abajifar FC.
With Fifteen wins, ten draws and only five defeats Jimma AbaJifar was crowned Ethiopian Champion in its first ever season at the top tier collecting the lowest ever in a single season 55 points equal to runner-up Saint George  but with superior  goal difference that is 24 against 21 goals.