Ethiopia seal Cecafa Cup quarterfinal slot
The Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia have become the third team to book a place in the quarterfinals of the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
Coach Sewnet Bishaw’s team this afternoon defeated South Sudan 2-0 in a Group A tie played at the Afraha Stadium in the Town of Nakuru.
Substitutes Yousuf Yassin and Biruk Kalbore scored for the Ethiopians which sent them through to the last eight.
The South Sudan team, playing in their second regional tournament since being admitted by the World Football body FIFA, held the Ethiopians to a goalless first half.
On resumption, the Antelopes technical bench made some changes and Yassin drove in a beautiful shot to give Ethiopia the lead.
A few minutes later Dominic Abol should have levelled matters but his well taken shot was parried away for a corner by Ethiopia’s goalkeeper Tariku Getimet.
With the Ethiopians running rings around their opponents, Kalbore soon got his name on the score sheet with nine minutes to full time.
Qualification for the quarter finals will inspire Bishaw’s team as they prepare the team for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.