Ethiopia shock Côte d’Ivoire

The Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia went wild on Tuesday evening as Ethiopia came from a goal down to shock two-time African champions Côte d’Ivoire 2-1 in a 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

Skipper Serge Aurier put his side ahead after four minutes, but the home side responded through Surafew Dagnachew and Shemelis Bekele.

Having lost their Group K opening match 1-0 away to Madagascar last week, Abraham Mebratu’s boys knew they had to win to keep their hope of returning to the Cup of Nations alive. Even with the might of the Ivorians who were missing their star players Franck Kessie and Wilfred Zaha, the Walias were not cowed.

They found themselves trailing early after keeper Abel Mamo spilled the ball and Aurier was the fastest to react to tap the ball home. However, pushed on by a capacity crowd at their Bahir Dar fortress, Ethiopia gave a fight. – Cafonline

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