Bahir Dar – Walias, Ethiopia’s national football team, defeated the Elephants of Ivory Coast 2-1 in Africa Cup of Nations 2021 Group K qualifiers here today.
The two other teams in the group, Niger and Madagascar will square of later on today
It was the Elephants who opened the score just 4 minutes into the game thanks to Serge Aurier but the Walias responded with two quick goals of their own courtesy of Surafel Dagnachew (15′) and Shimeles Bekele (25′)
The match was initially scheduled to take place in Mekelle but was moved later on by the Ethiopian Football Federation to Bahir Dar.
The Walias started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a 1-0 defeat away from home against Madagascar on Saturday.
A 19th-minute goal from Rayan Raveleson proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Ivory Coast defeated Niger 1-0 in their opening match in the Group.