Ethiopia eye AFCON spot with Ivory Coast win

Ethiopia eye AFCON spot with Ivory Coast win
Ethiopian players warm up during the 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 30, 2021. 13:00

Ivory Coast will host Ethiopia in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group K encounter on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 3:00 pm CAT.

The match is scheduled to be played at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in is the economic capital of Ivory Coast, Abidjan.

The Elephants thrashed Niger’s Menas 3-0 in a Group K match which was played in the biggest Nigerien city, Niamey on March 26.

The win saw Group K leaders, Ivory Coast book their spot in next year’s tournament which will be hosted by Cameroon.

The Elephants will now be looking to defeat Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex and finish at the top of their qualifying group.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia hammered Madagascar 4-0 in a Group K match which was played in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar on March 24.

The Walia Ibex are placed second on the group standings – a point behind leaders Ivory Coast with one game left.


Ethiopia will qualify for the finals if they defeat Ivory Coast and they can also book their place in next year’s tournament if Niger defeat Madagascar in the other Group K game.

The previous match between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia was on 19 November 2019.

Ethiopia stunned Ivory Coast as they claimed a 2-1 win in the 2022 AFCON qualifier Group K game at the Bahir Dar Stadium in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar.

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