Loza Abera

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Personal information
Full name Loza Abera Geinore
Date of birth (1997-10-02) October 2, 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Durame, Ethiopia
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-14 Hawassa City
2014-18 Dedebit
2018 Kungsbacka DFF 7 (4)
2018-19 Adama City 9 (17)
2019- Birkirkara 10 (24)
National team
2011-2015 Ethiopia U20
2015- Ethiopia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Loza Abera Geinore is an Ethiopian football player who currently plays for Birkirakara Women of the Malta Women's Premier League and the Ethiopian Women's National Football Team as a forward.[1][2]

Early Life[edit]

The only female player in her hometown of Durame, she started playing football at the age of six.[3] In 2011, Loza participated in the All Ethiopian games representing the SNNP regional state, a tournament in which she scored seven goals.

Club career[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Loza joined her first professional club, Hawassa City S.C. Women, in 2012. Spending two years at the club, she helped the club to two 3rd place finishes in the league while being the team's top goal scorer for both seasons.

After an invitation from then coach Asrat Abate, Loza joined Dedebit F.C. Women (now defunct). She spent four years at Dedebit F.C., winning the League and top goal scorer honors in all four years. She finished the 2015-16 EWPL season with 47 goals during season and 10 goals in the playoff competition.[4]

Loza signed with Adama City Women midway through the 2018-19 EWPL season after her brief stint in Sweden with Kungsbaka DFF. Continuing her success in the her home country, she helped Adama City win its first ever EWPL title.[5]

After six seasons playing in the EWPL, Loza has scored over 200 goals and holds the record for most goals in the league's history.

International[edit]

Loza has had trials with Antalyaspor (Turkey) and Kungsbaka DFF (Sweden). During her stay in Kungsbaka, Loza helped the team win a regional title and gain promotion to the top tier.[6] However, her stay with the club ended after the season due to financial reasons.[6]

In September 2019, Loza signed for Birkirakara F.C. Women of the Malta Women's Premier League.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethiopia's National Women's Team Win Over Burkina Faso". geeskaafrika.com.
  2. ^ "ሎዛ አበራ". soccerethiopia.net.
  3. ^ Samuel, Rahel (October 31, 2019). "Loza Abera, the promising goal prodigy". Ethiosports.
  4. ^ Taddele, Omna (July 2, 2016). "Dedebit Crowned Champions of the Ethiopian Women's Premier League". Soccer Ethiopia.
  5. ^ a b Lia, Gianluca (September 25, 2019). "Birkirkara women sign Ethiopia forward Loza Abera". Times of Malta.
  6. ^ a b Nnadiegbulam, Chibuogwu (December 11, 2019). "Loza Abera: The Ethiopian Goal Machine Turning Heads in Malta". Liyusport.