June Review: Tiret Corporate win Ethiopian Women’s Second Division

Tiret Corporate FC

Tiret Corporate are the 2017/18 winners of the Ethiopian Women’s Super League.

The Bahir-Dar based team sealed the win in June with three games in hand to return to the topflight league.

They stunned heavy favourites Ethiopian Coffee, Addis-Ababa City and Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy to clinch the title.

Tiret Corporate complete the season with 66 points, 12 points ahead of second-placed Arbaminch City.

The duo secure promotion to the Ethiopian Women’s Premier League (EWPL) alongside third-placed Addis-Ababa City.

Wrapping the promoted teams is Tirunesh Dibaba Sport Academy who finished fourth on 44 points, four behind Addis-Ababa City.

Recently-founded Tirunesh Dibaba Sport Academy will be the sole debutants in the EWPL next season.

The club—named after the long-distance, three-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba— achieved promotion in their first season ever.

The other three will be returning to the top-tier just a season after they suffered relegation following the introduction of the second division.

This first season of the second-tier featured 14 teams, with four getting promoted but only two from the top-tier will be relegated.

The idea is to increase the teams in the topflight league from the current 10 to 12 starting the 2018/19 season.

Therefore, come next season, only two teams will be promoted and two relegated while the number of teams in the second-tier is set to be increased to 16.

Ethiopian Women’s Super League Standings
  1. Tiret Corporate: 66pts
  2. Arbaminch Kenema : 54pts
  3. Addis-Ababa City: 48pts
  4. Tirunesh Dibaba Sport Academy: 44pts (+15)
  5. Lideta Sub City: 44pts (-1)
  6. Ethiopia Youth Sport Academy: 43pts
  7. Ethiopian Coffee: 41pts
  8. Kirkos Sub City: 34pts
  9. Fasil Kenema: 31pts
  10. Bole Sub City: 29pts
  11. Mary University: 24pts
  12. Shashemene City: 22pts
  13. Akaki-Kaliti Sub City: 19pts
  14. Nifase-Silke Sub City: 12pts

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