Ethiopian women’s football national team striker and the first Ethiopian woman to play professional football in a foreign league, Loza Abera, joined Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Football club.
During her signing, Loza remarked: “This is a big day for me. I am very happy to sign for this club and to play with the strongest players in Ethiopia.”
Loza Abera will receive a monthly stipend of 50,000 birr and a monthly allowance of 25,000 birr from the club. Furthermore, she will receive 100,000 birr in bonuses, based on performance related achievements such as winning a trophy, and becoming the league’s player of the year.
The former Dedebit and Adama City player, Loza, has been playing in the Maltese League last year with the Maltese premier league side Birkirkara FC, helping the team end the season as champions. Loza Abera won the Maltese Women’s League, finishing as the top goal scorer and best player of the year. She joined Birkirkara on a one year contract from Adama City.
Loza was in Sweden for trials in 2020 to sign with a team there; however, things did not go according to plan.
Former Dedebit and Adama City midfielder Senait Bogale also signed for Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Football Club. Senait won EBC’s best woman footballer of the year award for 2018/19.
The club has also signed 14 new players for the upcoming 2020/21 Women Ethiopian Premier League season.