The Guardian - Ethiopia return to Africa Cup of Nations after 31-year hiatus
Ethiopia return to Africa Cup of Nations after 31-year hiatus
Ethiopia will be looking to emulate last year's winners of the Africa Cup of Nations, underdogs Zambia, as they take part in the tournament for the first time in 31 years. The inexperienced side, which has no players in professional leagues, are looking to gain valuable experience during the tournament. Perhaps the only advantage they may have against better-equipped opponents will be the this year's tournament venue - South Africa. A considerable number of Ethiopians live there so the side should be well-supported.