Ethiopian Women national team a.k.a. the Lucys has commenced preparation earlier for the coming 2018 AFCON qualifiers match. The newly appointed coach for the Lucys, Selam Zeray, announced her team’s 25 players weeks ago and the final selected 18 players will travel to Cairo for the qualifiers.
The Lucys will travel to Cairo to play the first qualifier match against Libya on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. It has been a month since they started preparation at the Youth and Sports Academy turf. Selam has called 36 players in the first call-up to only have 25 of them remain with the team until now. It is eminent that coach Selam would screen out seven players on Sunday before traveling to Cairo.
“Most of our players are inexperienced in such kinds of competitions and we can say that we are trying to put up a new team,” Ethiopian Women National Team coach Selam told The Reporter.
The 2018 Total CAF Women’s African Cup of Nations will be held in Ghana from November 17 to December 1, 2018. The tournament also doubles as the African qualifiers to the 2019 Women FIFA World cup. The top three teams will qualify for the World Cup in France. Nigeria is the defending champion.