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CECAFA: Ethiopia defeats Zambia 2-1

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – The Ethiopian national football team has advanced to the semi-final of the CECAFA Challenge Cup tournament after defeating Zambia 2-1 here today.

Ethiopia will now face the winner of the Ivory Coast and Malawi match, which is held later on today.

Ethiopia dominated the first-half and led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Tesfaye Alebachew of Sebeta City and Oumed Oukri of Defence Force. Zambia’s goal was a clear goalkeeping mistake on the part of Jemal, an area that needs a little bit of work.

This is indeed a great result for our boys, who were not given a chance by most football critics who felt that Zambia, who dominated their group matches, would be too strong for us. But our boys proved every football critic wrong.

Ethiopia’s Line-up: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Jemal Tassew (Dedebit)

Defenders: Alula Girma and Samson Mulugetta (St. George), Mengistu Assefa (Dedebit) and Abebaw Butako (Defence Force)

Midfielders: Daniel Deribe (Dedebit), Tesfaye Alebachew (Sebeta City) and Yared Zinabu (St. George)

Forwards: Oumed Oukri (Defence Force), Adane Girma (st. George) and Shimeles Bekele (Hawassa City)

Ethiopia’s Goal scorers in the CECAFA Cup Tournament so far:

3 Goals: Shimelis Bekele (Hawassa City)

2 Goals: Oumed Oukri (Defence Force)

1 Goal: Tesfaye Alebachew (Sebeta City)

The quarter-final competition will continue tomorrow with the following matches:

Uganda v Zanzibar and Tanzania v Rwanda

Great Job Boys! and equally Great Work Coach Iffy Onuora and Congratulation!

EthioSport Reporting


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  • leyla Added Well done my Local Ethiopians!! Endeh_ neew Chawta endeh neew elelelelelelelelelelele!!! Motu diasporawch,,kkkkkkk
  • Jonte Added Wow, never thought they would win against Zambia. Nice surprise!
  • endalk Added cooooooooooooool.keep goin boys.but remember, you must qualify for the next african and world cup.


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