Cecafa: Ethiopia uneasy with Harambee Starlets pairing in semis

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Tanzania won coin toss to finish top of Group B and will now face hosts Uganda Cranes while Ethiopia will battle Kenya

Cecafa: Ethiopia uneasy with Harambee Starlets pairing in semis

Tanzania won coin toss to finish top of Group B and will now face hosts Uganda Cranes while Ethiopia will battle Kenya

Ethiopia national team ‘Lucy’ are not comfortable with the paring that pitted them against Kenya’s Harambe Starlets in Cecafa Women tournament’s semi-final.

The team tied with Tanzania at the top of Group ‘B’ after playing all their Group matches and a coin toss handed the Kilimanjaro Queens victory but Ethiopia coach Mezeret Manni is a bitter lady over the outcome which puts them second to meet Group ‘A’s finest Kenya in the last four.

Speaking after Friday match, Manni expressed her disappointment with tournaments organizers blasting them for failing to put in place a proper method of separating teams in case of a tie.  “There are seven countries participating, so the organizing committee should have come up with genuine means of separating the teams, other than a toss. Football is fair play but this is not fair.

“I never liked this tossing and it’s my first time to witness it. Cecafa is a big organization, their committee has to change this because there is no fair play and it can’t even apply in villages. They should have written numbers on papers and we pick,” she told Uganda’s Dhakaba.

The semi-final matches will be played on Sunday where Kenya will take on Ethiopia as Uganda battles Tanzania. 

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