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Italy legend Carolina Morace set to take over at Lipman, Cuschieri’s Lazio women

Women’s football legend Carolina Morace is set to coach Malta women duo Emma Lipman and Rachel Cuschieri at Lazio.

The announcement came from the club after Lazio’s 1-0 defeat to Ravenna in their 12th Serie B fixture of the season. Emma Lipman was in the starting formation for this game while Rachel Cuschieri sat out due to a minor injury.

Morace will replace Ashraf Seleman as coach.

Lazio are currently fourth on 21 points after 12 games, four points distant from second-place Riozzese Como but with two games in hand. The top two teams from Serie B get promoted into the top-tier.

Morace is an illustrated figure in the women’s game, having scored 105 goals in 150 caps with the Italian national team. She is also a legendary figure at Lazio having played during the 1980’s with the Rome-based club.

As a manager, she was the first woman to take over a men’s side when she was appointed Viterbese coach.

She has already coach Lazio, back in 1998, and was at the helm of Milan’s debut season in Serie A back in 2019 where she finished third and was the only coach to beat Juventus that season (3-0).

She was also coach of Italy, Canada and Trinidad-Tobago at international level.

At Lazio, Lipman played 12 games and scored 2 goals so far whereas Cuschieri also played 12 games and grabbed one goal to her name.

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