Ethiopian National Team defeats Lideta Nyala 2-1 in friendly match

Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian national team will face Madagascar in a Group B match of the 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifier in Antananarivo on Sunday. 

In preparation of this encounter, the Ethiopian team played a friendly match with Lideta Nyala, a newly promoted team to the Ethiopian Premier League, reported the Addis based weekly sports newspaper, Inter Sport. The Walias won 2-1 thanks to goals from Bedaso Hora (Mugher Cement) and Umed Ukuri (Defence Force). 

Ethiopia and Madagascar have faced each other in Olympic Games qualifiers before. 

1968 Mexico Olympic Games Qualifier:
12-10-1967: Madagascar 1 Ethiopia 0
12-17-1967: Ethiopia 8 Madagascar 3 
1972 Munich Olympic Games Qualifier:
04-23-1972: Madagascar 1 Ethiopia 2
05-14-1972: Ethiopia 3 Madagascar 2