Horn of Africa This Week

Waliya Antelopes advance in World Cup Qualifier

Ethiopia’s Waliya Antelopes advance to the next round by leading Group A after a win against the Central African Republic. The game ended with a 2-1 win with Minayahil Teshome scoring the winning goal. Ethiopia led Group A with a 2-point margin ending South Africa’s dreams to go to Brazil in 2014.

The Agence France Presse wrote,

Minyahel Teshome was an ironic 61st-minute match-winner for Ethiopia in a match switched from Bangui to Brazzaville because of post-C.A.R. coup security concerns.

Teshome played in an away win over Botswana when suspended, resulting in Ethiopia being docked three points and having qualification put on hold. Central African Republic, out of the reckoning after four losses in a row, took the lead when Salif Keita scored midway through the opening half in the Congolese capital.

After both goalkeepers made outstanding late opening-half saves, Salahdin Ahmed levelled three minutes into the second half. South Africa outplayed Botswana for long periods and deserved to lead by more than 2-0 at half time with Botswana goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe making several superb saves.



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Mohammed A

Mohammed Ademo is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC. He's the founder and editor of, an independent news website about Ethiopia.

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