Saturday Nov 16, 2019. 18:00
A first half goal from Rayan Raveloson ensured a 1-0 victory for Madagascar over Ethiopia in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Antananarivo on Saturday.
The Troyes midfielder netted after 16 minutes as the islanders made a solid enough start to their bid to reach a second successive continental finals in Cameroon in two years’ time.
It is his first goal in international football after making his debut earlier this year, one of the players selected from the country’s diaspora in France.
Madagascar were the surprise package of the 2019 finals in Egypt, where they reached the quarterfinals before going down to Tunisia.
It is their first competitive international for the full national side since then, with only the home-based selection having been. Involved in African Nations Championship matches.