Zambia defeat Ethiopia in soccer friendly

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian national team “Walias” were beaten 1-0 by Zambia in a soccer friendly match played here today.

The lone goal of the match was scored by Allan Mukuka, who headed the ball in the net a minute before the end of the first half.

The Walias had a good chance to equalize and give newly appointed head coach Yohannes Sahle a descent start but Binyam Assefa missed a penalty.

The Walias were later reduced to ten men in the 85th minute after Mujib Kasim was sent-off for a second booking after receiving his initailly yellow card in the 27th minute.

Coach Sahle used the friendly match to gave a chance to the domestic players as none of the foreign-based players such as Getaneh Kebede and Salhadin Said were in the line-up.


Goalkeeper: Abel Mamo

Defenders: Moges Tadesse, Aschalew Tamene, Mujib Kassim and Zekarias Tuji

Midfileders: Behailu Assefa(C), Gatoch Panom, Mintesinot Adane and Aschalew Girma

Forwards: Baye Gezahegn and Biniam Assefa

18. Tarik Getnet 2. Bereket Bogale 4. Girma Bekele 10. Ramkel Lokk 8. Firew Solomon 13. Ephrem Kere and 17. Yonatan Kebede,



4 thoughts on “Zambia defeat Ethiopia in soccer friendly

  1. I think this game should be a learning experience,for a players and a coach as well it is a very good idea having many friendly games…
    The main goal of having friendly match is not for wining or losing,it is a process of selecting well endured ,fast,and strong players.. The selection will be the coach job!! By the way why Getenet the teenager midfielder is not part of the National team? Just want to know
    Good luck !! walias!! I think the “”Black Lion”” is better name to Boost the moral of the players

  2. let’s not be pessimist. this is a friendly match in which the new coach has used only players from the local clubs. under such a circumstance it is presumed that the coach is using the game to identify the new players that has to be incorporated to the national team. therefore, let’s give constructive criticisim not the destructive one. i think this is the way in which we can bring the change that we aspire for our national team.

  3. As usual the skinny ethiopian players lost to another skinny Zambian players. What a shame to ethiopia which can not produce players who atleast have a 6 pac

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