Nelson Lawrence's penalty kick (Photo:

Nelson Lawrence’s penalty kick (Photo:

Victoria, Seychelles- The Walia Ibex of Ethiopia drew 1-1 with their Seychelles counterpart The Pirates in the second game of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group J qualifier here today.

The two teams finished the first half 1-0 in favor of Seychelles thanks to a goal by Nelson Lawrence, who converted a penalty in the 24th minute.

The Walias leveled the score seven minutes into the second half after defender Seyoum Tesfaye scored the equalizer.

Ethiopia now has 4 points (+1 goal) from 2 matches

Ethiopia (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Tarik Getnet

Defenders: Walid Atta, Seyoum Tesfaye, Aschalew Tamene and Tekalegn Dejene

Midfielders: Gatoch Panom, Efrem Ashamo, Shimeles Bekele and Oumed Okri

Strikers: Salhadin Said and Getnet Kebede

The other Group J match featuring Lesotho vs Algeria will take place tomorrow in Maseru.

Ethiopia’s next group match will be an away match against Algeria on March 25, 2016.