Akaki-Kality promoted, Mekele-Seba almost there


A convincing 3-1 home win over visitors Kirkos Sub-City Akaki sub-city secured a promotion to the women’s upper league with two fixtures remaining. Mekele Town also made it to the top tier but only for mathematical probability.
Thanks to goals from Bezawit Negussie, Selamawit Gosaye and Aynalem Mekonen, Akaki’s remaining task is only about winning the title for they are only two points clear of second place Mekele. Eight wins, three draws and a single defeat, Akaki is on top of the eight side, two round, women’s lower league table with 27 points. Scoring 15 while conceding only four goals, Akaki managed an early promotion for it is eight points clear of third place Fasil Town.
With two fixtures to go Mekele Town sits second with 25 points from eight wins, one draw and three defeats. Hammering in 21 goals while conceding ten, Mekele that boasts the strongest strike force in the league is six points and seven goals clear of Fasil therefore it is only on a paper its promotion on hold. Fasil needs not only to win the remaining two games but also is under the obligation of scoring more than a dozen goals in its encounters. Shashemene (17), Kirkos (14), Bole (10), Nefas-Silk (9) and Ledeta (7) takes 4th to 6th spots while Ledetta dwells bottom of the table with only seven points.
It is surprising that the number of teams in the second division is less than the upper tier which brings together 12 sides.