MATCH CENTRE

SUN 14 JUNE 2015, 15:00, ADDIS ABEDA

2
VS
1

Ethiopia come from behind to beat Lesotho

by Staff Reporter

Sun June 14, 17:43

Ethiopia proved to be more mentally fit as they came from behind to win the match by 2-1 over Lesotho on Sunday in their Group J Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Despite Lesotho having taken an early lead in the first half it was Ethiopia who walked out victorious as they used their chances and scored two goals in the second stanza.

Lesotho, who were in fine form in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers as they knocked out star studded Harambee Stars of Kenya which contributed in coach Adel Amrouche losing his job, were the first to find the back of the net just four minutes before the end of the first half.

In the second half, Ethiopia came with a positive attitude knowing that the match was not yet over.

It was Gatoch Panon who found the equaliser for Ethiopia in the 64th minute of the match taking the score to 1-1.

Ten minutes later Saladin Said banged in the second goal for Ethiopia which became their winning goal, 2-1.

Ethiopia are now second in Group J behind Algeria on goal difference as they beat Seychelles 4-0 in their first qualifying game.
The next challenge for Ethiopia will now be Seychelles on September 5 late this year.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ETHIOPIA LESOTHO
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
16
0
Defender
0
Defender
4
0
Defender
6
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
5
Defender
10
8
12
Defender
18
Defender
2
0
Defender
17
Defender
12
22
0
Midfielder
19
Defender
6
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
2
Midfielder
21
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
16
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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