Mamo Gebrehiwot, June 5, 2011
Addis Ababa Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Ethiopian Walias and the Nigerian Green Eagles drew 2-2 here today in Group B qualifier of the 2012 Orange African Nations Cup tournament, reported Ermias Amare.
Former St. George player Saladin Seid scored both goals for Ethiopia, while NigeriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goals came from Ikechukwu Uche and Joseph Yobo.
It was Uche who opened the score for Nigeria just 27 minutes into the game. Ethiopia responded with an equalizer thanks to Saladin, and the two teams went to the dressing room with the score at 1-1.
Saladin gave Ethiopia the lead 5 minutes into the start of the second-half. Unfortunately, Yobo scored NigeriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s equalizer just 4 minutes before the end of regulation time.
Meanwhile, Guinea took sole leadership of the group with a 4-1 victory over Madagascar.
Yidinekachew, Alula, Degu, Abebaw, Aynalem, Asrat, Tesfaye Alebachew, Menyahel Teshome, Oumed, Adane, Saladin
Victor Enyeama, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Taye Taiwo, Joseph Yobo, Ambrose Efe, Joel Obi, Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Obinna Nsofor, Ike Uche, Peter Utaka.