2014 World Cup: Ethiopia 1 Nigeria 2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Ethiopia national football team was defeated 2-1 by the Nigeria Super Eagles in the first leg match of the 2014 World Cup qualifier here today.
The Walyas dominated the first half of the match commanding a 61% ball possession but failed to take full advantage of it. There was one bright moment in the half where Ethiopia could have gone one up unfortunately Salhadin SaidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s effort was cleared off the goal line by a Nigerian defender.
Eleven minutes into the second half, Ethiopia opened the score thanks a goal scored by midfielder Behailu Assefa (56Ã¢â‚¬â„¢), but the Super Eagles responded with two goals of their own from forward Emmanuel Emenike 67Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ & 90Ã¢â‚¬â„¢).
Goalkeeper: Jemal Tassew
Defenders: Degu Debebe, Abebaw Butako, Aynalem Hailu, Tesfaye Seyoum
Midfielders: Asrat Gobena, Menyahel Teshome, Girma Adane, Behailu Assefa
Forwards: Salahdin Ahmed, Shemeles Bekele