Football Support Extended to National Women's Team

Last month, Sheikh Al Amoudi provided 5m birr each to the national Ethiopian men’s and women’s football teams. The grant to the women’s team was made in advance of the Eighth African Women’s Championship. It is significant because Ethiopia does not yet have its own women’s league, a situation that is expected to change soon because the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has now instructed all its 14 Premier League teams to create a women’s team for each club.

Although the Ethiopian women’s team did not qualify for the World Cup, there are high hopes for Ethiopian women’s football in the years to come and the Sheikh has committed himself to its support.