New boss Berhanu calls Lucy to camp


Back to Ethiopian national Women’s hot seat for his second spell Coach Berhanu Gizaw announced a 23 players’ short list in preparation for 3rd Cecafa zonal Women’s championship. The two weeks event brings together eight teams in two groups.
Eight years and three leagues championship titles with Ethiopia NegedBank, the most experienced Women’s Coach in the country Birhanu took everyone by surprise announcing the list that comprised mainly from four teams: defending champion Adama Town, former champions NegedBank, knockout holders Hawassa and Mekelakeya.
Berhanu called the highest number of players from his own team NegedBank that is eight players including veteran defender Truanchi Mengesha who joined back Lucy after three years absence. Play maker Birtukan G/Kristos, striker Rehima Zergaw and Hiwot Dengeso are among the eight players from Ethiopia NegedBank.
Their star striker Losa Aberra busy making history in Malta, defending Ethiopian champions Adama thrown in seven players while Hawassa and Mekelakeya each represented by three players. Last season most admired striker Senaf Wakuma, veteran midfielder Senait Bogale and defender Meskerem Kanko are the notable ones from Adama Town.
The 3rd East African Women championship brings together eight sides in to two groups where Ethiopia drawn in group (B) along with Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda while defending champion and hosts Tanzania, Burundi, Zanzibar and South Sudan are in group (A).
The opening match on 15th November brings hosts Tanzania to a head on clash against south Sudan while Burundi faces Zanzibar. Match day two on 16th features group favorite Uganda against Djibouti while Ethiopia encounters Kenya.