Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian national women football team defeated its DR Congo counterpart 3-0 here today to advance to the second round of the 2012 London Olympic preliminary on a 3-0 aggregate score, reported the Amharic sports website EthioFootball.

Hiruth Gabisso opened the score 11 minutes into the game and Rehima Zerga added a second fifteen minutes later for Team Ethiopia to lead 2-0 at half-time. Shetaye Asmamew scored Ethiopia’s 3rd goal in the second half.

The Ethiopian women team will meet next Ghana in the second round. “The Black Queens” as the Ghana team is known destroyed Guinea 7-1 on aggregate score after trashing them 5-1 in the second leg match played in Accra yesterday. Ghana won 2-0 two weeks ago in Conakry.


January 15/29
Morocco vs. Tunisia 3-0
Zambia vs. South Africa 1-2
Angola vs. Namibia 2-2 / 0-0 (Namibia on away goal rule)
Cameroon vs. Mali 5-0

January 15/30
Congo DR vs. Ethiopia 0-0 / 0-3 (Ethiopia 3-0 on aggregate)

January 16/29
Guinea vs. Ghana 2-0 / 1-5 (Ghana 7-1 on aggregate)

Nigeria vs. Congo – Congo W/D
Equatorial Guinea vs. Gabon – Gabon W/D

Equatorial Guinea vs. Namibia
Nigeria vs. Cameroon/Mali winner
Ghana vs. Ethiopia
Morocco/Tunisia winner vs. South Africa/Zambia winner

Four second round winners advance to final tournament; top two qualify for 2012 Olympics.