Burundi beat Ethiopia to Progress to Next Round of WAFCON Qualifiers

ADDIS ABABA – Burundi beat Ethiopia on penalties to progress to the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) second-round qualifiers.

The two teams played the second leg of the Women’s Afcon qualifiers at Abebe Bikila Stadium after a 1-1 draw last Friday.

Rediet Asresahegn – who scored Ethiopia’s only goal in the first leg – put the Lucy’s ahead in the 19th minute.

Three minutes into the second half, Sandrine Niyonkuru scored an equalizer for Burundi. The match ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Burundi won 5-3 in a penalty shootout and will play the winner of the match between Uganda and Algeria in the second round.

The 11 winning teams will qualify for the WAFCON Morocco 2022.

Ethiopan Starting lineup

22 Tarkwa Begena
19 Nardos Getnet
4 Betelhem Bekele
6 Birke Amare
20 Bizuayehu Tadesse
2 Nyabuony Yien
15 Mesay Temesgen
11 Aregash Kalsa
14 Ariet Odong
8 Rediet Asresahegn
10 Loza Abera (c)