Soccer: Ethiopia Aiming to Boost the Women’s Game

Ethiopia's national women's team, the Lucy, qualified for the African Championship in Equatorial Guinea last month after beating Tanzania 3-1 on aggregate. (BBC)

By Durosimi Thomas
BBC Sport, Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has ruled that all Premier Division clubs should form a women’s team in order to compete next season.

Ethiopia’s national women’s team, the Lucy, qualified for the African Championship in Equatorial Guinea earlier this month after beating Tanzania 3-1 on aggregate.

“We don’t have an existing women’s league at the moment but the national team is doing well right now,” the EFF president Sahilu Gebre Mariam told BBC Sport.

“We have to find a way to develop the women’s game and from next season the league will kick off.”

Read more at BBC Sport.

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