Ethiopia’s Women’s national football team has on Wednesday morning held their training at Jinja SS playground ahead of their opening encounter with Zanzibar in the CECAFA 2022 Senior Women’s tournament at Njeru on Thursday.

The tournament is making a comeback after a three-year break due to Covid-19.

The Ethiopians held their training at Jinja SS on Wednesday morning

Eight teams pooled in groups A and B are are fighting for the title that was won by Kenya when the tournament was last held in Tanzania.

Hosts Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Djibouti are in group A while South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar are in group B.

Burundi will take on Djibouti in the opening game of the tournament this afternoon before Uganda entertains its South Western neighbors Rwanda.

The Ethiopians held their last domestic training in Addis Ababa on Monday before flying to Kampala on Tuesday.

The Women from the land of origin held their last domestic training on Monday in Addis Ababa

Clad in their aquamarine jerseys with yellow stripes, at Jinja SS, the team did various soccer skills training including warm up activities and shooting drills.

They will play Zanzibar in group B tomorrow at 1pm local time. The other group game will be between Tanzania and South Sudan at 4pm.

Ethiopia’s opening game will against Zanzibar on Thursday

Djibouti was meant to host the championship last December, but pulled out because the national stadium was undergoing innovation. Also, Kenya’s Harambee Starlets will miss out due to the FIFA Suspension.

The Senior Women’s Championship is the first competition on the CECAFA calendar in 2022.

Burundi and Uganda are expected to use the Championship to prepare their teams ahead of the Total Energies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations to take place in July in Morocco.

This is the second time that Uganda is hosting the tournament, with the first coming in 2016.

The Ethiopians arrived in Uganda on Tuesday.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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