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Ethiopia beats Sudan in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations


By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
October 14, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia beat rival Sudan two-nil on Sunday in the return leg of the African Cup of Nations qualification in Addis Ababa.
No goals were scored in the first half. The "Walya Antelopes" of Ethiopia took a lead after Adane Girma scored first goal in the 63 minute. Three minutes later the well known Ethiopian striker Salhadin Seid scored a second goal that confirmed the team’s qualification to the 2013 Africa cup of nations which South Africa hosts.
This will be the first time Ethiopia has qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 31 years.
The "Nile Crocodiles" of Sudan beat the "Walya Antelopes" of Ethiopia 5-3 at Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman last month leaving the latter requiring a win by at least two goals to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of nations.
Some 30,000 Ethiopian fans in Addis Ababa stadium were shouting in excitement cheering the national team after it won in a bitter battle that lasted a solid 100 minutes. Many others were chanting, singing and drumming.
Ahead of the match the Ethiopian players said they would play in remembrance of the late Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi, who died in August.


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  • 15 October 2012 06:41, by Kenyan the cushite

    this i great news. i support the ethiopian team. kenyan football teams are weak and have always been. but we are master of cricket and rugby.

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    • 22 December 2012 18:14, by koamlbahig

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  • 15 October 2012 06:57, by Jalaby

    Congratulation to Ethiopians brothers and hard luck to our Sudanese team, our team played bad and couldn’t make any real threats to Ethiopian goalkeeper!
    You’ve to know the fact that Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt were the one who established and created the African Cup of Nation for soccer in Khartoum in 1957,these three countries established the African cup and the first

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    • 15 October 2012 07:07, by Jalaby

      tournament was run in Khartoum and Egypt won it.
      Unfortunately many ignorant Jonobean do not recognize Egypt as an African country but only an Arab country despite the old Egyptians people (Pharaohs) had the most old civilization in Africa and in the world, Egypt today is a blood mixed of original people of Pharaohs & Nuba south,Arabs,Romans,Turkeys,etc but the language and

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      • 15 October 2012 07:21, by Jalaby

        culture that dominate are Arab and Islam as the religion for the majority of the population.
        Unfortunately, some ignorant Jonobean do not recognize all north African countries as African also because their color skin is white and not black,and consider them as only Arabs although those people are originally barber and known to be living there for 1000 of years,despite they

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        • 15 October 2012 07:32, by Jalaby

          mixed their blood with Arabs but many of Barber people are still speaking their Barber language along with Arabic,ironically, Arabs color skins are darker than Barber because Arabs environment in Arab Peninsula is so hot in that desert area and of course the environment plays some roles in our bodies colors.

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          • 15 October 2012 07:44, by Jalaby

            Again, congratulation to our Ethiopians brothers and I love to see them wining the final game and the cup.
            It’s well known that Ethiopians people love us too much as Sudanese people especially if you meet them outside Sudan and know that you’re from Sudan,those people are very close to us and really look like us.
            Honestly,we love them also too much and they’re our true brothers.

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            • 15 October 2012 11:01, by henok

              Dear Jalaby,
              As an Ethiopian, I would like to say thank you for your kind remarks about Ethiopia and its recent victory in the African Cup of Nations qualifying match. As you rightly said it, we do love the kind and generous people of Sudan as they are friendly people to us. We lived as neighbours for millennia drinking from the same river: The Nile or The Abbay as we call it here at home.

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            • 15 October 2012 14:53, by Big Boy

              Dear Jallaby
              This was just awesome football. Took me back to my youth and watching the great Ethiopian player. Thank God Sudan got knocked out, they’d have been totally humiliated by Ethiopian, even more than Uganda were outclassed..Me think some of my compatriots are letting the green eyed monster jealousy take over their comments. Ethiop are the best and they won. Four years ago the football pun

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              • 15 October 2012 14:55, by Big Boy

                pundits called the Ethiopian the world’s greatest underachievers in Easter Africa. Today they are hailed as the greatest football team of all time. They worked at it. Stuck by their game, their manager and their key players. Yes their economy is a mess, but the Ethio football team has given the Ethiopian people something to cheer about.

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  • 15 October 2012 08:22, by Northern Sudanese

    congratulations to the ethiopian team, after 31 years away from the finals they are finally through. bad luck for sudanese team, what happened yesterday guys? you only managed to make 4 or 5 real attacks. nearly all game was being played on the sudanese halve. anyway, there is always a next cup. this is football, one day you lose, the next day you win. consider it a break. even egypt is out.

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    • 15 October 2012 22:31, by Ermi

      Northern Sudanese, You moron, just remember what u commented about Ethiopia on 9 OCT 14:01‘’every1 knows Ethiopia is weak in football’’ ur dream falldown,u Sudanese are known of conjuring & cheating.It was proven on a recent allegation by FIFA & a reversal of ur soccer team win because of ineligible player is a good ex. of how u are dishonest. As u are not capable in soccer,dont Try Eth nxt time.

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      • 16 October 2012 07:36, by Extraterrestrial

        Brother Sudanese are the biggest liars on the planet, they don’t have a stand point they change their opinion depending on the dominant situation. They are like chameleon never trust a Sudanese to have any good wish for Ethiopia. They are a wannabe Arab, our true African brothers are in South Sudan, thanks God there is now a new bright nation called South Sudan that will kick them out of Africa.

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  • 15 October 2012 13:29, by Wolleyewu

    That’s must this victory to happen despite mistreatment of Ethiopian team recieved in Sudan.But Sudanes team was being treated in contrary that is what Ethiopians means,it should have been a payment evil for evil but we didnt do that;apart from that we have learnt that sudan is plotting in accompany with Egypt against the nile dam under construction in the wrong place with order of evil dead Meles

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    • 15 October 2012 19:53, by henok

      It is you who is the super evil, welleyewu. Sudan and Egypt are our good neighbours. Sudan was a supportive country in the Ethiopian peoples’struggle against your fascist Derg regime in Ethiopia. Do not you have the slightest shame to call the brilliant Meles evil? yehink azaba neh ante. guduf.

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  • 15 October 2012 13:38, by Wolleyewu

    Monster Meles Zenawi is not Ethiopian and ofcourse he is from Eriteria by blood and had been working all his term to protect the interest of Eriterians from accomodating Eriterian asylum seekers in Addis Ababa to send them to Europian countries mainly USA & to allow them stay and enjoy every rights that indiginous people could not be entitled to like engaging in trade,employed in public sectors,et

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    • 15 October 2012 19:06, by peter

      you must be stupid, Wolleyewu. you are not Ethiopian. we will build the dam.

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    • 15 October 2012 19:58, by henok

      Zim bel dedeb fandya yefandya lij. Meles is a classy leader who brought respect and dignity to Ethiopia. But of course he was a formidable fighter for Derg leftovers like you. He chased you out and forced you to live a servitude life in the west. He was an intelligent leader for Ethiopia and all its neignbours. ante wisha. afh wisha yishinbetna

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  • 15 October 2012 13:53, by Wolleyewu

    The current site for the nile dam construction is located by the evil Meles Zenawi despite critics from experts of varios backgrounds. His intention was not deve’ment but distruction. He was very eager to borrow huge amount of money from int’nal org indisguise of this useless dam which is very prone/exposed to any sort of outside threats. our country is now indebted with over $20 bil by Meles admi

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    • 15 October 2012 17:47, by Ruach

      Woleyu:Ante betam chigiraleu!Ye kidimu Tekalay Minister Meles Zenawi ke shabia(Eritrea haydelem).You are not Ethiopian,but a pretender who hates the Renaisance Dam!Soorryy,it is too bad for Sudan

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    • 15 October 2012 17:52, by Ruach

      Woleyu:Ante betam chigiraleu!Ye kidimu Tekalay Minister Meles Zenawi ke shabia(Eritrea haydelem).You are not Ethiopian,but a pretender who hates the Renaisance Dam!Soorryy,it is too bad for Sudan

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    • 15 October 2012 20:06, by henok

      We know who you are: a member of the tyrant, defunct Regime (Mengistu Hailemariam) who was ousted by the brilliant struggle led by the brilliant Meles. Just live out there leading your servitude life. Ethiopia is for genuine Ethiopians. You one of the idiots Meles called "idiot". You shall not see modern Ethiopia even from a distance. You are a fucken up Derg remenant.Go to hell.

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  • 16 October 2012 01:38, by Wolleyewu

    To all Woyane/TPLF cadres if you are a humanbing with degnity & self-esteem stop feeding on left overs thrown by woyane thugs.Come beck to your concious that almighty GOD offers you.Retarded Meles Zenawi led EPRDF causes unspeakable misery to mama Ethiopia starting from the give away of port Assab to Eriteria,keeps doing the same routine to Sudan and now selling millions of hectar fertile lands t

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  • 16 October 2012 01:54, by Wolleyewu

    Woyane cadres, have you played down life in abroad esp in Europe as servitude? You gave me laugh out loud. Life in Europe by any standard is heaven compared to Woyane ruled Ethiopia which is found on the bottom line of international growth and dev’ment index perhaps one step ahead of Benine. What dev’ment are you talking about? Do you have any evidence Eth is more advanced than any of its 5 neighb

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  • 16 October 2012 07:31, by Belay

    I am too happy about the victory of the Ethiopian football team. This is the first time to see Ethiopia in the African Cup of Nations in my life time.
    When we come to the political discussion, I believe that we Ethiopians don’t see the problems in our country from different angles and don’t know how to compromise.

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  • 16 October 2012 07:39, by Belay

    I believe that all the problem that Ethiopia is suffering for the last 40 years arose from outside intervention. The Arab world was the major player in the Ethiopian civil war. They were helping different rebel groups who fight the Mengistu regime. It is clear that Mengistu was a brutal dictator. But also the political forces who were fighting with one another were dictators too. They were trying

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  • 16 October 2012 07:46, by Belay

    to seize power by destroying their political opposers. We can see Derg,Eihapa,TPLF, Meeison... they were trying to eliminate one another. It is know that TPLF eliminated Eihapa b/c they have different in ideologies.
    The Arabs were creating chaos in our country not to help Ethiopia to be democratic and free country. But their major aim was to destabilize Ethiopia and control the natural resources

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  • 16 October 2012 07:53, by Belay

    like river Nile and to disseminate their religion, Islam, to the South and Central Africa. B/c they know that they couldn’t control Ethiopia through direct confrontation, so they use agents like Ethiopian rebel groups to fulfill their wishes. It should be known that we lost Eritrea not because of Meles. It was the Eritrean people struggle and the stupidity of Derg that made

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  • 16 October 2012 08:00, by Belay

    us to lose our people and land. The Eritreans fooled themselves by think they are modern b/c their land had been controlled by different groups; Europeans, Turks, Arabs... They said we are Arabs. But the reality is Eritreans are Habeshas who should be with their people to the south, Ethiopans, in a federation. Meles had made a mistake to raise the question of Ethiopia’s right to see access by

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  • 16 October 2012 08:12, by Belay

    signing the Algiers agreement. This agreement legitimization the treaties made between Menilik and Italy which were not valid after Eritrea’s federation with Ethiopia during Haileselassie’s reign. Anyways Meles’s great mistake was not letting Eritrea to get its independence after Derg fall but signing the Algiers agreement. Eritreans got their independence by their blood and Meles (TPLF) hadn’t

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  • 16 October 2012 08:19, by Belay

    the power to reverse the Eritreans decision as Shabia had the upper hand military in 1991.
    In addition, it should be known that the current regime in Sudan who say Sudan is Arab was our great enemy with the real Arabs for making the secession of Eritrea come true. We lost about 3 million people and 100,000 km sq land, but Sudan lost a country almost half of Ethiopia with full of resources;

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  • 16 October 2012 08:27, by Belay

    fertile land, oil, cattle, gold, forest,.... These makes Ethiopians to be very happy for South Sudanese getting their freedom. I pray for the fake Arabs to get their real identity that is African and to stop their work as agents of the Arabs in Africa.
    To summarize my discussion, we Ethiopians should know that our enemy is poverty and work hard to eliminate it.

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  • 16 October 2012 08:32, by Belay

    Arabs and also Europeans they don’t want to see prosperity in Ethiopia. So we Ethiopians shouldn’t be agents for these foreign powers to destabilize our land. when there is peace, there is economic development. Democracy is not a one time process it needs time. we should work hard to bring democracy by expressing our opposition in a modern way no need to go to carry arms. But it will took years

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  • 16 October 2012 08:43, by Belay

    and needs patience. To finalize, we Ethiopians should be united to beat our major enemy poverty and pray to our creator to give us the strength and patience to bring peace, democracy and prosperity to our beloved land. And one-day I believe that our brothers, Eritreans, will be back with peace when we get rich.
    Long Live Ethiopia, our beloved motherland !!!

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    • 16 October 2012 09:27, by henok

      Belay the Moron,
      Do you think this website is your father’s plot of land? Just write a comment or two and leave the remaing space for others to write their comment.

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      • 16 October 2012 18:21, by Belay

        Sorry for these many comments and violating the Sudan Tribune rule.
        "There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com"
        But I was immersed in explaining my thought to relieve many Ethiopian Diasporas from stupidity :)

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  • 16 October 2012 23:36, by selam

    welleyew and belay
    what is wrong with you the article is about soccer not about dam or politics please stop harassing our sudanese brother if you want to open your dirty mouth go to Er review.chigaram

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