Ethiopia Held in CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship

ADDIS ABABA – Tanzania and Ethiopia settled for a 2-2 draw at the on-going CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship on Saturday.

Skipper Loza Abera gave Ethiopia the lead after only 8 minutes, but Opa Clement made it 1-1 after capitalizing on a defensive error by Gila Muso Hasabe.



Later Messay Temesgen outpaced the Tanzanian defenders to score Ethiopia’s second goal.

Defender Kasonga Lunyamila made sure Tanzania picked a point when she fired in a free kick from 40 yards past Ethiopia’s goalkeeper Tarikua Bargena.

Speaking to CECAFA online, Ethiopian coach Firew Hailegebral said although they drew in the match against Tanzania, they are still determined to take the trophy home.

“We want to also win this trophy like we did last year in the Women’s U-20 Championship,” Fire added.

Ethiopia will play their final group match with South Sudan on Monday.

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