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Ethiopia came from a goal down to draw with Zambia in a Croup C Africa Cup of Nations match

Posted: 21 January 2013 Time: 18:57

Ethiopia came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Zambia in a Group C Africa Cup of Nations match at Mbombela Stadium on Monday evening.

Collins Mbesuma scored for Zambia and Adane Girma pulled a goal back for Ethiopia.

In the 25th minute Ethiopia were down to 10-men when they had goalkeeper Jemal Tassew sent off for a dangerous tackle.

Zambia started the match well when Stopilla Sunzu hammered a shot over the bar in the third minute.

The Ethiopians almost opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Saladin Said lobbed the ball over keeper Kennedy Mweene but the ball bounced off the pitch and over the bar.

In the 21st minute Chipolopolo captain Christopher Katongo came close when he headed wide from a Rainford Kalaba cross.

Then three minutes later the Ethiopians were awarded a penalty when Said was fouled in the box by Chisamba Lungu.

But Mweene dived to his left to parry the ball to safety and deny Said from scoring with his penalty-kick.

In the 31st minute Lungu ran onto a through-pass and lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper Jemal Tassew, only for his effort to go wide of the target.

However, the Zambian was caught late by Tassew and given a straight red card for his dangerous tackle.

Zambia scored on the stroke of half-time when Mbesuma collected a flick from Isaac Chansa on the edge of the area to score with a shot.

Ethiopia got the equalizer in the 65th minute when Said found Girma on the right, who beat Mweene with a powerful shot which brushed the inside of the near post.

Mbesuma thought he deserved a penalty in the 69th minute when he went down in the box from a challenge by Aynalem Hailu but was instead yellow-carded for simulation.

After a few more slight chances the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Previous comments on this story...

Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 07:00 pm
We might be getting free blankets *as South Africans* if Ethopia progress from group stages
posted: 07:02 pm
druuumzzz pleease......told you ethio[ia are goood...10 men down against champions....man....
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:02 pm
Oh what a great match this was, wonderful advertisement of African football. Ethiopia what a spirited perfomance by you guys and seeing the fans pack the stadium was a beautiful sight. Khoza you have to get Kalaba though.

DTC '37
Lord Vincent
posted: 07:02 pm
What a thriller! Ethiopia and Zambia should go through. Could care less about Nigeria and Burkina Faso. The Ethiopian fans remind me of the Dutch fans during the World Cup. They sincerely love their team and the oh the women!!!
NU KING (ba mu da kingi)
posted: 07:02 pm
The battle day is here at last. Oh my darling Baby eagles! Howbeit you'll be thrown to the pitch by the slave masters to battle a kingdom that super eagles should face. Why you? Why not super eagles? Retrogression in the order of the day has exposed you untimely.

All eyes are on you, will you be strangled to death or you will tap from the powers of the ancestors and conquer the enemies? My voice can't be heard, that i may shout your name with tears in my eyes to motivate you. I will not wipe tears until the end of this war.

Don't go back in defense, don't wait for them to come for you. The best form of defense is attack. Be strong and ruthless, hit them where it hurts. I am willing to believe you will conquer but you need to be strong and believe in yourself. Even in tears and anxiety I have some what hope you can win.


Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 07:04 pm
I'm impressed by Ethopia, I wish our Bafana Bafana can have that fighting spirit.

K4L : let's hear
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:04 pm
Mmhhhh Ethiopian chicks are not so bad either. "Yellow-bone fever in Mbombela"
True Fuckn Player.
posted: 07:06 pm
Ethoipa showed hunger
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 07:06 pm
Is this the same Zambia that Gorillas were making noise about prior the tournament????
posted: 07:08 pm
Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac) - Keep dreaming and learn the English language while you're at it. If you do not care about Nigeria and Burkina Faso you should say "Could not care less" or "Couldn't care less". Keep showing us how ignorant you are.

Worry about your own team.
posted: 07:09 pm
So the gorillas (Pirates fans) from Zambia drew with the lowest raking 10-men Ethopia? What does this mean for Bafana because we can beat Ethopia 7-0.

I am waiting for the Loud Nigerians (Drug dealers) now.
posted: 07:14 pm
Hahahahah I can't stop laughing where are the fooolish Zambian fans who were making noise? Idiots. Champions indeed you shall be eliminated. Kudos Ethiopia. You were lucky Ethiopia played with 10 men.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:16 pm
NaijaBros posted: 07:08 pm | Report
Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac) - Keep dreaming and learn
the English language while you're at it. If you do not care
about Nigeria and Burkina Faso you should say "Could
not care less\" or "Couldn't care less\". Keep showing us
how ignorant you are.
Worry about your own team.
Listen here you bloody immigrant, we won't entertain your smelly comments on this site. So please do yourself a favour and never comment here again or we'll sure deport you back to Lagos.
posted: 07:16 pm
welldone to mbesuma fora beautiful goal

but my whole credit goes to ethoipians i think i'l adopt them
they play beautiful talented soccer , what a beautifull lesson they have dished to defending champions . Wow .
posted: 07:17 pm
To be honest I want to see Zambia doing well in AFCON, I just hate these gorillas from Pirates claiming to be the spiritual owners of this country because they are not 100% South Africans.
Lord Vincent
posted: 07:17 pm
NaijaBrosposted: 07:08 pm | Report
Lord Vinny (Treble Maniac) - Keep dreaming and learn the English language while you're at it. If you do not care about Nigeria and Burkina Faso you should say "Could not care less\" or "Couldn't care less\". Keep showing us how ignorant you are.

Worry about your own team.
Drug dealer I shall take you've laid down the gauntlet to go toe-to-toe with Lord Vinny on the Queen's lexicon. Yes?
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 07:18 pm
when we fail to beat Cape Verde the pirates Zambia thought we were rubbish did they win?no,and very lucky to get a draw.
posted: 07:18 pm
Hahahahahahah.......where are all those Chibuku FC fans. Their team failed to beat a 10 men team. In fact Chipolopolo were lucky to get a draw. Ethiopia were denied a clear penalty in the dying minutes of the game.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 07:19 pm
Ethopia.....woooooooow...wooooooow.....what an underated team they are...skill, descipline, focus, determination, fiigthing spirit......the crowd.....Iam impressed.......beautiful ladies i must say.....they will surprise a lot of peoole in this tournament.

Zambia......I dont see this team going to te second round.....can we please have an analysis of Zambia's performance from all South African who are supporting Zambia......

We are waiting for the analysis.
Unti-Pirates Fans
posted: 07:22 pm
Nothing special about Zambia,it was only God's grace for them to win the previous edition of AFCON.
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