Benin and Ethiopia draw 1-1 – so Ethiopia go through!
Ethiopia has qualified for the third round of the Orange 2013 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers after drawing 1-1 with The Squirrels of Benin in Cotonou (Benin).
The first goal was Beninese at the 20th minute by Pote while the equalizer came from Girma at the 45th minute.
Ethiopia goes through despite their nil draw three months ago in Ethiopia as a result of the away-goal rule. This rule states that in case of a tie in an encounter which is played home and away, the team which has scored more goals away from its field gains the qualification.
Our reporter in Addis Ababa tells us that cheers rang out around the city when the result against Benin was confirmed. The resurgence of the Walyas continues! Meanwhile in the final match of the day, Togo still lead Kenya by one goal to nil – meaning they would go through on the away goals rule, after a 2-1 defeat in Nairobi in the first leg. A Kenyan coach has been red-carded after going on to the pitch.