ROMAN ASFAW is privileged to be among the first batch to join the Addis Ababa campus in 2013/2014 Academic year. She was born & raised in the South Eastern city of Diredawa. She was recruited for her highest performance & achievement at the 1st National Youth Projects Championship held in 2013 in Shashemene city. She belonged to the boxing team representing Diredawa City Administration.
ROMAN ASFAW has already been selected for three consecutive years for the National Boxing Team. In her achievement as a member of the National Team, she represented Ethiopia in the African Youth Championship organized in Gaborone, Botswana in 2014. She assumed fourth position in the Championship. History has already recorded her as the first female boxer to represent Ethiopia beyond the borders of Ethiopia. She has also secured six gold & two silver medals in national clubs tournaments, representing the Academy, not forgetting the diploma she was awarded in Gaborone.
ROMAN ASFAW who is 20 years of age, is with the graduating class of the Academy. She is also in her final preparatory class at Bole Preparatory School. In June of 2017 she will add to her success two certificates as Academy’s & preparatory school graduate.
"Leila Ali, Mohammed Ali’s daughter is My role model," says ROMAN whose vision is to stand on the medal podium as the Ethiopian Flag get raised at continental & international Boxing tournaments she would confidently represent soon.
ROMAN ASFAW is thankful to her coach Ephraim Negash, Diredawa Youth Project & Academy’s Boxing coaches.