One of the oldest club in North Ethiopia, Fasil Ketema, have secured promotion to the Ethiopian Premier League after beating Addis Ababa outfit Ethiopia Medin 1-0 in Gondar in the round 26 of the Ethiopia Higher League.
Fasil Ketema, the most supported club in Gondar area, regain promotion after eight years wait. Fasil only needed a win to secure a spot in the next topflight league season as avid fans packed the Atse Fasiledes Stadium hours before the kickoff.
The match officials extended the kickoff time when a torrential rain pour in the Stadium. Yisak Mekuria struck the only goal of the duel for “the Emperors” as they top the Group A of the Higher League with 57 points.
Fasil gained promotion with four games in hand. The club last played in the Ethiopian premier league eight years ago during the Ethiopian Millennium.
Second placed Woldia SC could follow suit, if they beat Ethiopia Wuha Sport next week.