Boss Gebremedin makes history as 2018 EPL Champion


Disregarded by Sewnet Bishaw and Company from the Ethiopian National Team Boss candidacy, Gebremedin Haile steered Jimma AbaJifar to the Premier League Championship title in the club’s first ever top tier season. Nobody is likely to be close to him when it comes to Coach of the Year voting. .
When he earned just five points from the first six matches the speculation was that Gebremedin would be  sacked, even before the end of the first round. The 2-1 home victory in December over strong side Ethiopia Bunna was the turning point and since then it only lost two matches both away to Hawassa and Saint George.
The record shows AbaJifar was the most consistent team in the league this season. Their defensive line was strong, it conceded the lowest number of goals (15) and it had a  devastating strike force that scored the second highest  total, 39 one less than the defending champions. This is amazing and the architect is no other than the former Ethiopian national team and Saint George striker Gebremedin Haile.
According to critics Gebremedin’s smartest move was that of signing capable foreign players in the team’s three departments. A goalie from Ghana: Daniel Agyei, a central defender from Mali: Adama Sisoco and goal machine Nigerian Okikiola fired a new record for a foreign player of 23 goals.