Monday, October 26, 2015

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zambia in Chan 2016

(Oct 26, 2015,  (SuperSport))--Gatoch Panom was the two-goal saviour at the weekend as a brave Ethiopia comeback secured a place at the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) in Rwanda.

The dreadlocked midfielder scored twice within seven minutes in a 3-0 second-leg win over Burundi in Addis Ababa that overturned a two-goal away defeat last weekend.

Ethiopia qualified 3-2 on aggregate and will join 15 other countries during January at the biennial championship for home-based stars. Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe have also qualified.

Rwanda are automatic entrants as hosts and return matches between Congo and Cameroon in Brazzaville and Ivory Coast and Ghana in Abidjan this week will decide the other two participants. Congo and Cameroon are deadlocked after a 0-0 draw in Yaounde while Ghana grabbed a stoppage-time 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in Kumasi.

Eight countries had home advantage at the weekend as they attempted to overcome first-leg losses ranging between one and three goals. But only Ethiopia succeeded, after leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a Seyoum Tesfaye goal on 37 minutes. Read more from SuperSport »

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