Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – The Ethiopian national football, which lost its Group C opening match 2-1 to Uganda on Monday, redeemed itself with a 2-1 victory over Kenya here today.

Shimelis Bekele of Hawassa City scored both goals to bring his tournament tally to 3 goals from two matches. Shimelis scored Ethiopia’s lone against Uganda.

Most Ethiopian sports fans thought that the team dug itself in the whole when it lost to Uganda on Monday, a match that it should easily have won considering the many chances it had. Today’s victory would greatly boost the team’s moral.

Ethiopia’s last match in the group will be against Malawi on Saturday.

Group C Standing

Pos. Teams GP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Malawi 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
2 Uganda 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
3 Ethiopia 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 3
4 Kenya 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0
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