AWCON: Ethiopia enter camp in preparation for qualifiers

Rebecca Magoma

Ethiopia’s Lucy reported to camp on Monday 5 March in preparation for their two-legged Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifiers against Libya set for early next Month.

Ethiopia will be seeking their fourth appearance in the prestigious continental showpiece following their participation in 2002, 2004 and 2012.

This will be second time Libya will be taking part in the qualifiers. Last year they were eliminated by Egypt in the first round.

Egypt graced the last edition last year in Cameroon.

The winners from the two-legged fixture will face the winners of the Senegal versus Algeria tie.

Seven winners will emerge to join hosts Ghana in the AWCON finals which will double as the CAF qualifiers for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Named squad

Goal Keepers

Tigist Abera (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Marta Bekele (Defence Force), Genet Aklilu (Dedebit),  Abaynesh Ereqelo (Hawassa City), Shebre Kanko (Ethiopia Coffee)

Defenders

Tsion Estifanos (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Meskerem Kanko (Dedebit), Geneme Worku (Gedio-Dilla), Bethlehem Kefyalew (Ethio-Electric),  Zeleka Assefa (Dedebit), Tarikuwa Debisso (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Estegenet Bizuneh (Dedebit) Meselu Abera (St George), Bizuayehu Tadesse (St George), Tseganesh Teshome (Dire-Dawa City)

Midfielders

Senayit Bogale (Dedebit), Zuleka Juhad (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Hiwot Dengiso (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Biruktawit Girma (Dedebit ), Emebet Addisu (Defence Force), Alemnesh Germew (Ethio-Electric), Bezawit Tesfaye (St George),  Aregashe Lekessa (Ethiopia Youth and Sports Academy), Medina Jemal- Tiret (Corporate), Melat Demeke (Addis-Ababa City)

Forwards

Loza Abera (Dedebit), Rehima Zerega (Ethiopia Nigid Bank), Mirekat Feleke (Hawassa City), Senaf Waquma (Adama City), Serkaddis Guta (Adama City), Lidet Toloa (Hawassa City), Tizeta Fetene (Dire-Dawa City), Bethlehem Seman (St George), Fozia Mohammed (Ethiopian Youth and Sports Academy), Sisay Gebrewolde (Ethiopian Youth and Sports Academy)

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