Skipper of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia FC (CBE), Loza Abera has vowed to make history with her team as they battle in the on-going TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League qualifiers for the CECAFA Zone.
And true to her word Abera netted five goals to help her team CBE humble Warriors Queens FC from Zanzibar 9-0 in their first Group A match played on Monday at the Azam Complex, Chamazi in Tanzania. Medina Awor Busser also scored four goals to ensure the Ethiopian Women’s Premier League champions make a good start in their campaign.
“We are happy to make a good start in this tournament. I am also happy that I have scored five goals in the opening match and as captain I remain very confident of making history with the team to be the top scorer again and help my team win and qualify for the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League,” Abera told Cafonline.
Abera who was also the top scorer in the Zonal qualifiers held in Kenya last year made it clear that they are much more focused and hungry as a team to perform well and qualify for the bug stage at the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League.
“We lost in the final last year and now we are much prepared and better experienced to put up a good show to rewrite history,” added Abera.
CBE who top the log in Group A will next face Burundi’s FOFILA PF on Thursday in a match they will be all out to try and win to qualify early for the semi final stage. “We are determined to win all our Group matches before we concentrate on the knockout stage,” added Abera.
On the opening day on Sunday Uganda's She Corporate defeated Yei Joint Stars 6-0, while Simba Queens (Tanzania) also picked a similar 6-0 victory against Djibouti’s Garde Republicaine FC (GRFC) in Group B matches played on Sunday.
Besides CBE registering a huge win on Monday, Rwanda’s AS Kigali WFC also battled from a goal down to stop FOFILA PF 2-1 in the second match played at the Azam Complex in Chamazi. Fatuma Kankidi gave FOFILA PF an early lead before Zawadi Usanase netted in each half to ensure AS Kigali WFC picked maximum points.
Action returns on Wednesday with Simba Queens FC facing She Corporate, while Yei Joint Stars take on GRFC in Group B encounters.