African Women Soccer: Ethiopia eliminates Egypt 6-4 on aggregate

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian Women nation soccer team “Dinkinesh” (Lucy) defeated their Egyptian counterpart 4-0 in the return leg match of the African Women’s Soccer Championship Preliminary qualifier here today to advance to the First round on a 6-4 aggregate score.

The Ethiopian team lost 4-2 in the first leg match two weeks ago in Cairo, Egypt.

Coach Abraham T. Haimanot, who blamed his team’s defeat in Cairo to an unwarranted penalty kick and some silly mistakes by his side, predicted that his team will advance to the next round as they’ve learned from their mistakes and they will be playing on home soil.

The team will face the winner of Namibia and Tanzania in the next round. Considering that Tanzania won the first leg match 2-0 away from home, it is the most likely opponent for the Ethiopian side.