Women Soccer

New Women Soccer League to kick off next month

The Ethiopian national women football team aka Dinkinesh "Lucy" (Photo: Courtesy of Ermias Berhane)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Football Federation  (EFF) has announced that a new Women Soccer League, comprising 15 teams, will kick off in the country next month, reported the English weekly newspaper, Capital Ethiopia. The resurgence of women soccer in the country has prompted the EFF to establish the league,which is expected to improve the country’s […]

Falcons overpower Ethiopia

Falcons of Nigeria

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday won their second game at the African Women’s Championship (AWC) defeating Ethiopia 3-0. Esther Sunday, Stella Mbachu and Perpetua Nkwocha got the goals for Kadiri Ikhana’s team. Inside ten minutes of the start, Sunday controlled a cross but could only scoop the ball over the keeper and the bar. It was […]

African Women Championship: Ivory Coast defeats Ethiopia 5-0 in Group B opener (revised)

Dinkinesh "Lucy"

Bata, Equatorial Guinea – The Ethiopian national women soccer team “Dinkinesh” (Lucy) suffered a huge loss in its Group B opener of the 8th African Women Championship here today when it lost 5-0 to the Ivory Coast. In today’s other match, Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-1. Ethiopia’s next match is against Nigeria on Thursday, November 1. […]

Ethiopian Women Soccer leaves for Equatorial Guinea

The Ethiopian national women football team aka Dinkinesh "Lucy" (Photo: Courtesy of Ermias Berhane)

Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi pledges 5 million birr for team Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian women national soccer team “Dinkinesh” (Lucy) left here today for Equatorial Guinea, where it will take part in the 8th African Women Championship. Dinkinesh’s is drawn in Group 2 with Nigeria, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast. The team will […]

African Women’s Championship: Ethiopia drawn in Group B with Nigeria, Cameroon & Ivory Coast

CAF Draw

Cairo, Egypt- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducted the final draw for the 8th African Women Championship to run from 28th October to 11thNovember 2012 in Equatorial Guinea. CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani led the draw process which saw hosts and losing finalists from the 2010 edition, Equatorial Guinea drawn in group A alongside […]

Football Renaissance

Dinknesh Teffera

By Girma Feyissa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The times seem to be a moment of rebirth for Ethiopian football. Showcasing this are the recent results of the Ethiopian national football teams. In what seems to be a historic turn of events, the teams have brought joy to football fans that were looking forward to such […]

End of the road for Twiga Stars

Birtukan Gebrekristos

By Majuto Omary Dar es Salaam. Tanzania – Twiga Stars’ dreams of booking a place in the finals of the women’s version of the Africa Cup of Nations went up in thin smoke yesterday when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Ethiopia. The Ethiopians netted the lone goal in the 65th minute through Birtukan […]

Dinknesh “Lucy” qualifies for African Women Soccer Championship finals

The Ethiopian national women football team aka Dinkinesh "Lucy" (Photo: courtesy of Ermias Berhane)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – The Ethiopian women national soccer team “Dinknesh” (Lucy) qualified to the finals of the African Women Championship (AWC) after defeating its Tanzanian counterpart, the Twiga Stars, 1-0 in the return leg match played here today. The Ethiopian team has thus qualified on a 3-1 aggregate score following its 2-1 victory […]