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Ethiopia, Nigeria, B.Faso advance, S.Africa out

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Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso advance, South Africa out

Minnows Ethiopia eliminated South Africa from the World Cup Africa zone qualifying competition on Saturday by fighting back to defeat Central African Republic 2-1 in Congo. The ‘Walias Antelopes’ topped Group A with 13 points, two more than South Africa, whose 4-1 home win over Botswana in Durban proved futile. Ethiopia, bottom seeds in a mini-league expected to be dominated by South Africa, join Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria in two-leg play-offs. “Not qualifying for the final round is a huge personal disappointment,” admitted South Africa coach Gordon Igesund.AFP


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