Zambia 1 - 1 Ethiopia

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group C at Mbombela Stadium

Date: 21/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: Eric Otogo-Castane Att: 10,000

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Collins Mbesuma 45+3



Adane Grima 65

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Abebaw Butaco is booked for time-wasting but the Ethiopians won't be too perturbed as the Antelopes record an hard-fought draw with the AFCON champions.

  • Menyahel Teshome is personally escorted off the pitch by the referee has the Ethiopians look to wind down the clock.

  • Sunzu pushing forward as the Copper Bullets throw everything at the Antelopes, who've brought almost everyone back in defence.

  • Flags up on Muyaka as he dashes forward down the left and tries to cut the ball across the face of goal.

  • Mukuka Mulenga plays it short from the free-kick on the right for Sinkala, but he fluffs his shot from out in front. Have Zambia just blown their chance to win it?

  • Flag up early on Mbesuma as he tries to burst into the box onto a good ball forward.

  • Mayuka turns and tries to shoot inside the box with his first touch of the ball, but his effort's blocked, with Mulenga shot on the rebound of no use either.

  • Renard makes it a three-man strike attack with the introduction of Emmanuel Mayuka for skipper Katongo.

  • Tempting ball forward for Jacob Mulenga from Lungu, but the linesman's flag is up even if the former got on the end of it instead of Tadelle.

  • Despite being a man down, the Antelopes aren't laying down and are throwing everything at the Copper Bullets.

  • As the match enters the final ten minutes, the atmosphere on and off the field has risen another notch with the reigning champions desperate to come away with a win from their opening encounter.

  • Shot from Mbesuma inside the box forces Tadelle to push the ball wide of his goal with a low stop.

  • Chansa earns a break to be replaced by Zambia's player of the year, Mukuka Mulenga.

  • Lungu with the right idea, threading the ball through for Mulenga, but the ball is just to long for the replacement.

  • Mulenga beats his marker to pop his header just over the crossbar, the Antelopes' defence non-existent.

  • The match has opened up now with Said sending in a teasing ball from the left for Grima racing into the box, but Mween cuts off the delivery.

  • Mweene not troubled by an Ethiopian free-kick from deep.

  • Mbesuma picks up a caution for simulation after the burly forward goes down a little too easily inside the danger area.

  • Lungu keeps going, making his way to the edge of the area, but his brought dispossessed just short. But having relinquished their lead, the Zambians are employing siege tactics and send wave after wave of attack.

  • The crowd come alive as Ethiopia are right back in the game after Adane Grima converts at the near post off Said's pass.


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