The Ethiopian women national soccer team “Lucy” are drawn in Group B in this year’s CECAFA Women Challenge Cup tournament, which will be held in Uganda from September 11-20, 2016.
Lucy is drawn in Group B with Tanzania and Rwanda while Group A is made up of host Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Zanzibar.
The team’s first match will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 9 against Rwanda to be followed with an encounter with Tanzania two days later.
The Addis Ababa-based soccer website SoccerEthiopia noted that the team had a 15-day preparation in Dire Dawa before its departure to Kampala.
The 20-woman squad is led by head coach Meseret Manni and includes the following players:
Goalkeepers (3): Liya Shiberu (Free Agent), Marta Bekele (Mekelakeya), Tarikwa Beregena (Dire Dawa Ketema)
Defenders (7): Atikilt Ashenafi (Kidus Giorgis), Meskerm Konka (Dedebit), Mihert Melese (Mekelakeya), Tiruanchi Menegesha, Tsion Estifanos, Estegenet Bizuneh (Ethiopia Nigd Bank), Asabe Muso (Dashen Bira)
Midfielders (6): Emebete Addisu, Fikirte Birhanu (Mekelakeya), Birtukan GebreKirsots (Dedebit), Biruktawit Girma, Hiwot Dengiso (Ethiopia Nigd Bank), Serekalem Bogale (Dashen Bira)
Forwards (4): Loza Abera (Dedebit), Rehima Zerega, Shetaye Sisay (Ethiopia Nigd Bank), Medina Awol (Kidist Mariam University)