2015–16 Ethiopian Premier League

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Ethiopian Premier League
Season2015-16
ChampionsKedus Giorgis
RelegatedDashen Beer FC
Hadiya Hossana FC
CAF Champions LeagueKedus Giorgis
Confederation CupEthiopia Bunna

The 2015-16 Ethiopian Premier League is the 69th season of top-tier football in Ethiopia. The season began play on 28 October 2015. Saint George SC are the defending champions, having won their 24th championship.

The league comprises 14 teams, the bottom two of which will be relegated to the National League for 2015-16.

Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams will contest the league, including 12 sides from the 2014-15 season and two promoted from the National League. The two newcomers are Dire Dawa City and Hadiya Hossana FC.

Muger Cement and Woldia City were the last two teams of the 2014-15 season and play in the National League for the 2015-16 season. Saint George SC are the defending champions from the 2014-15 season.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kedus Giorgis (C) (Q) 26 16 7 3 37 12 +25 55 2017 CAF Champions League
2 Ethiopia Bunna (Q) 26 13 6 7 28 18 +10 45 2017 CAF Confederation Cup
3 Adama Kenema 26 13 5 8 31 21 +10 44
4 Dedebit 26 11 6 9 37 33 +4 39
5 Sidama Bunna 26 8 12 6 25 23 +2 36
6 Ethiopia Nigd Bank 26 7 14 5 19 14 +5 35
7 Awassa Kenema 26 9 8 9 32 34 −2 35
8 Welayta Dicha 26 8 11 7 18 21 −3 35
9 Arba Minch Kenema 26 7 12 7 25 20 +5 33
10 Mekelakeya 26 7 12 7 22 20 +2 33
11 Dire Dawa Kenema 26 8 6 12 22 31 −9 30
12 Mebrat Hayl (EEPCO) 26 8 6 12 23 34 −11 30
13 Dashen Birra (R) 26 6 10 10 22 28 −6 28 Relegation to 2015-16 National League
14 Hossana Kenema (R) 26 1 5 20 22 50 −28 8

Updated to games played on 28 June 2016.
Source: FIFA.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) total goals; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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