Olympic Soccer African Qualifier: Ethiopia advances to semi-final on away goal rule

Accra, Ghana – The Ethiopian national women football team “Lucy” advanced to the semi-final of the 2012 London Olympic African qualifier on away goal rule despite losing 2-1 to the Black Queens of Ghana here today.

In the first leg match, the Ethiopian ladies won 1-0 in Addis Ababa.

Although the aggregate score was 2-2 (1-0, 1-2), the Ethiopian team advanced on away goal rule.

The Black Queens appeared on the verge of progressing in the qualifiers when Faisa Ibrahim’s header opened the scoring in the first half.

Leticia Zikpi doubled Ghana’s lead after the break but the 2012 Olympic Games dream went out of the window when Ethiopia’s Rehima Zergaw got the consolation goal in the dying minutes of the game.

April 16, 2011:

Ethiopia vs Ghana 1-0 / 1-2 (2-2 on aggregate but advances on away goal rule)

Nigeria vs Namibia 7-0

April 17, 2011

South Africa vs Tunisia 1-0

Cameroon vs Equatorial Guinea 0-0

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