Adane Girma

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – What the Ethiopian team needed today was a resounding victory over Malawi by more than two goals. Unfortunately, the team failed to deliver as it was held to a 1-1 draw and thus eliminated from the CECAFA Cup quarter-final stage.

Malawi finished on five points while Ethiopia end their campaign with two.

The result means that Kenya can top the group if they beat Sudan in their final match on Saturday while a win for Sudan will see them join Malawi in the last eight.

Ethiopia went into the game needing a huge win to stay in contention and they started well with Getaneh Kebede testing Malawi keeper Charles Swini with a long range strike on three minutes.

Ethiopia’s goal came from a 16th minute penalty kick taken by Adane Girma after Malawian defender Zoya Siyeni  handled the ball in the penalty box.  Malawi responded eleven minutes later through Kabichi.

Needing a goal to stay alive in the competition, Ethiopia poured forward but were unable to find a winner. Substitute Shimeles Bekele went closest smashing a right footed shot against the upright on 57 minutes.

Adane Girma rounded off a miserable day for the Ethiopians by getting himself sent off in the dying minutes for unsporting behavior.

 

Group C

28 November 2011
Sudan 1 – 1 Ethiopia
Kenya 0 – 2 Malawi
30 November 2011
Ethiopia v Kenya 0-2
Malawi v Sudan 1-1
2 December 2011
Ethiopia v Malawi
3 December 2011
Kenya v Sudan

Fri 2nd Dec 2011

Ethiopia vs Malawi 1-1

Sat 3rd Dec 2011

Kenya vs Sudan

GROUP C
Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Malawi

3

1

2

0

3

1

2

5

Kenya

2

1

0

1

2

2

0

3

Sudan

2

0

2

0

1

1

0

2

Ethiopia

3

0

2

1

2

4

-2

2

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