Ethiopian Coffee through after beating Coin Noir Mitsamiouli
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Ã‚Â league champions , Ethiopian Coffee thrashed the visitors Coin Noir Mitsamiouli of the Comoros 4-1 in the second leg preliminary match of Orange CAF Champions League held on Sunday at the Addis Ababa stadium. The home side turned it round after losing the first leg 1-0 Ã‚Â at the hands of Coin Noir Mitsamiouli Ã‚Â two weeks ago. Ã‚Â Ethiopian Coffee moves into the next round onÃ‚Â a 4-2 aggregate score .
Coffee believed the 1-0 deficit was reversible and started out the match with that intention clear from their play. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until the 28Ã‚Â thÃ‚Â minuteÃ‚Â that Ã‚Â Coffee got Ã‚Â the opener Ã‚Â through Medhane Tadesse. The home side expected more goals but they did not come. With a minute to go before half time the visitors stunned the home side and the crowd by scoring the equaliser through Ã‚Â striker Nazakali Issa. The teams went into the break with score line at Ã‚Â 1-1.
It looked an uphill battle Ã‚Â for Coffee as they needed two more goals to gain an aggregate win. In the second half CoffeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach Wubetu Abate made a substitution bringing in striker Tafesse Tesfaye. TesfayeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inclusion sharpened the home sideÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attack and in the Ã‚Â 75thÃ‚Â Ã‚Â minute Ã‚Â Coffee got another goal when Daniel Deribe found the net Ã‚Â after collecting an inviting ball from the substitute.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Coffee went in search of the all important goal third goal Ã‚Â to see them Ã‚Â through. The third goal did come courtesy of Ã‚Â Tesfaye a few minutes later .
Ethiopian Coffee wer not done though and two minutes from full time Ã‚Â Tadesse scored the fourth goal to make the final result 4-1 and the hosts were in the next round of the competition. Double scorer Medhane Tadesse Ã‚Â said after the match; Ã¢â‚¬Å“When they scored Ã‚Â the equaliser at the end Ã‚Â of the first half it was very frustrating but in the second half we were determined to score early . We however Ã‚Â could not do so because we were Ã‚Â too Ã‚Â eager to score. When we scored the 2ndÃ‚Â goal, it was a breaking point but we managed to added two more goals to go through. I am very happy that my goals greatly contributed to win over our opponents,Ã¢â‚¬Â Tadesse said.
Coffee Coach Wubetu Abate said afterwards , Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our fans were restless until we scored the second goal because they were very worried Ã‚Â when they equalised. In the end Ã‚Â we are successful because of Ã‚Â the great effort from the Ã‚Â players,Ã¢â‚¬Â the coach said . Ã‚Â Coin Noir MitsamiouliÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach Ã‚Â Abdallah Ahamada, admitted that Coffee played well. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We played to our Ã‚Â level best and gave Coffee a Ã‚Â hard game in their backyard for 80thÃ‚Â minutes. We were not able to sustain that for the remaining 10 minutes andÃ‚Â that was very costly for us,Ã¢â‚¬Â he concluded .