Friday, July 12, 2024

Lucy faces Chad in first round Olympic qualification face-off


Ethiopian national Women’s team head coach Ferew Hailegebriel has summoned a 34-women squad that will face Chad in it’s the first round two leg Olympic Games qualifiers.
Champions NegedBank have the most players in the national team squad fielding eight players including season top scorer Loza Aberra and Best Goalie Tarikua Bergena. Mechal comes second with six players comprising striker Senaf Wakuma and defender Bethlem Bekele.
Ten days since the team kicked off preparation, Ferew has a huge challenge of trimming the squad into the final 23 players list. Lucy’s are entertaining their Chad counterparts at home followed by the return leg a week later. The winner of the t6wo faces continental giants Nigeria in the second round qualification campaign.
The first round of the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament will see nine home and away matchups, with the nine winners advancing to the second round joined by the seven high-ranked teams at the Women’s African Cup of Nations. Morocco, Zambia, Tunisia, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria and Botswana are the seven countries that are exempted from the first round qualification campaign based on their ranking at the last African Women’s Cup of Nations held in Morocco.
Guinea-Bissau vs Benin.
Guinea vs Ghana.
Burkina Faso vs Mali.
Côte d’Ivoire vs Sierra Leone.
Namibia vs Equatorial Guinea.
Uganda vs Rwanda.
Ethiopia vs Chad.
Congo Vs Tanzania
Mozambique Vs DR Congo
The first round matches will be played from July 10 t0 18, 2023 while the second round will take place in October.

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