"We don't have an existing women's league at the moment but the national team is doing well right now," the EFF president Sahilu Gebre Mariam told BBC Sport."We have to find a way to develop the women's game and from next season the league will kick off."
"We've informed all the clubs that if they fail to form a women's team they will be thrown out of the Premier League next season," Sahilu said.
"Some clubs have asked for more time to recruit players and organise properly to which we have agreed."But we are hoping to kick off everything in October or November this year."
Ethiopia's national women's football team (Lucy) qualified for the African women Championship (AWC) in Equatorial Guinea earlier this month after beating Tanzania 3-1 on aggregate.Read More on BBC Sport