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Ethiopia eliminate Egypt in African U17 Championship qualifiers


Photo: Egyptian Football Association

Egypt’s national team were eliminated from the second round of the 2017 African U-17 Championship qualifiers after losing 2-1 to Ethiopia on Sunday.

The Ethiopian side beat the Young Pharaohs 5-2 on aggregate after the first leg in Cairo ended in a 3-1 victory for the guests.

Despite needing a 3-0 in the away match in Addis Ababa in order to qualify, the Pharaohs conceded a goal from Ethiopia’s Nesir after only 11 minutes.

The first half ended with a 1-0 lead for the hosts until Nesir doubled his side’s lead and completed his brace in the 50th minute.

Although qualifying became an almost impossible task, Egypt’s Youssef Osama scored a consolation goal, making it 2-1 with only six minutes remaining to full time.

Ethiopia will likely face Mali in the final round of the qualifiers, as the Malians defeated Chad 9-0 in the first leg. The winner will qualify to the U-17 African Championship that will take place in Madagascar in April.

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1 Comment

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  1. gogi

    August 22, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Wow, that’s a weak generation…

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