African Nations Championship
Result: Ethiopia 0-1 Congo-Brazzaville
Date: 17 January 2014
Venue: Free State Stadium
Congo beat Ethiopia 1-0 in a CHAN Group C game at the Free State Stadium on Friday night, a defeat that eliminates the Walias from the competition.
Rudy Bhebey Ndey, who plays for 2012 CAF Confederations Cup winners AC Leopards, scored the goal late in the second half.
The first chance of the game came in the sixth minute for Ethiopia but Asrat Gobena Megersa’s header went some way over the goal.
In the 12th minute Congo had a chance from a free kick but Prestone Lakolo’s shot went wide to the right.
A minute later Oumed Oukri broke clear for Ethiopia, but he couldn’t control the ball as he ran into the box and Gildas Mouyaki was able to gather the ball.
In the 16th minute Adane Girma had a chance for Ethiopia from just right of goal, but his shot was saved by Mouyaki.
In the 36th minute Girma had another chance from just outside the box, but his shot went wide to the right.
Just before half-time Moise Kounkou had a chance for Congo, but his shot from inside the area went wide to the right.
Rudy Bhebey Ndey had a good chance early in the second-half, but his shot from the edge of the area went straight at Jemal Bushra Tassew, who was able to parry it away.
The Ethiopian goalkeeper was back in action in the 53rd minute, saving a good effort from Obassi Ngatsongo.
Behailu Gobeze came close to giving Ethiopia the lead in the 59th minute when he broke into the box and shot from the right, but Mouyaki made a good diving save to deflect it out for a corner.
Three minutes later Gobeze had another chance after a good build-up by Ethiopia, but his attempt from just inside the box went straight at Mouyaki.
In the 74th minute Hardy Binguila came close for Congo, but his shot from outside the area hit the crossbar and bounced over.
Congo broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when Bhebey Ndey controlled the ball well in the box and the AC Leopards man put the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0.
In stoppage time Binguila had a wonderful chance to double the lead when he broke free of the defence, but the teenager was unable to beat Bushra in a one-on-one situation, and shot straight at the keeper.
This is how they started:
Ethiopia: Jemal Bushra Tassew, Biyadiglign Elyasewg, Mekonnen Alula Girma, Butako Bune Abebaw, Behailu Gobeze, Gebreyes Adane Girma, Asrat Gobena Megersa, Teshome Minyahile, Fasika Gebregiorgis Asfaw, Oumed Oukri, Saladin Bargecho
Congo: Gildas Mouyaki, Herman N'Kodia, Childran Miangounina, Leonce Andzouana, Prestone Lakolo, Ankira Ntsonakoulou, Hardy Binguila, Moise Kounkou, Rudy Bhebey Ndey, Magnokele Bissiki, Obassi Ngatsongo
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