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New Ethiopia women’s national team Coach Meseret Manne has gone ahead to release a squad for CECAFA Women’s Championship pending her official appointment by the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF).

She has also named a new all women technical bench for “Lucy”, with Ethiopian Coffee assistant Coach Eyerusalem Negash as her deputy and Terfe from Defence the goalkeeper trainer.

Lucy Coach Meseret Manne

Lucy Coach Meseret Manne

The team of 31 from ten premier league clubs leaves for camp in Dire Dawa City, in the Eastern part of the country, as they start early preparations for the tournament set for Kampala,Uganda in September.

Ethiopia Nigid Bank has contributed the highest number of players with 10, Dedebit 6, Defence 5,St.George 3, Dashen Beer 2, Sidama Coffee, Hawassa City, Adama City, St. Mary university and Dire Dawa with one each.

Star player Loza Abera, the Dedebit assassin, who bagged the most valuable player last season is a notable face in the team.


Liya Shibru – Dedebit
Martha Bekele- Defence
Tarikwa Bergena- Dire-Dawa City FC
Genet Aklilu- Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Buzye Tadesse- St.George


Atkilt Ashenafi – St.George
Meskerm Kanko – Dedebit
Mihret Melese – Defence
Tiruanchi Mengesha – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Tsion Estifanos- Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Estegenet Bizuneh – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Habtam Eshetu- Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Asabe Meso – Dashen Beer
Aregash Tsega – Sidama Coffee
Genet Hailu – Adama City FC


Emebet Adisu – Defence
Eden shiferaw – Dedebit
Senait Bogale – Dedebit
Birtukan Gebre Kirstos – Dedebit
Fikirte Berhanu – Defence
Biruktawit Girma – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Hiwot Dengiso – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
serkalem Bogale – Dashen Beer
Tigist Zewde – St.George
Addis Niguse – Hawassa city Fc
Kidist Bogale – Ethiopia Nigid Bank


Loza Abera – Dedebit
Miser Ibrahim – Defence
Rihima Zerga – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Shitaye Sisay – Ethiopia Nigid Bank
Medina Awol -St.Mary University


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