Bahir Dar – Ethiopia Walia Ibex defeated Kenya’s Harambee Stars 2-0 in the first leg match of the 2017 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier played here today.
Aschalew Girma of Ethiopian Coffee SC scored the first goal (22′) and his club teammate Gatoch Panom added a second in the 76th minute of the match from a penalty kick.
This was Gatom’s second goal for the Walia in a week after he scored in the Lesotho match.
The Harambee Stars had a chance to reduce the score in the 79th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick but Walia’s goalie Tarik Getnet saved Kevin Kimani’s shot.
The two teams will play the return leg match in two weeks.
Walia’s line-up: 4-4-2
Goalkeeper: Tarik Getenet
Defenders: Seyoum Tesfaye, Aschalew Tamene, Tekalegn Dejene & Salhadin Bergecho
Midfielders: Gatoch Panom, Mentesenot Adane, Behailu Girma & Aschalew Girma
Forwards: Ramkel Lok & Binyam assefa