Ethiopia Foxes knockout Egypt in U17 – SuperSport – Football – SuperSport

The Red Foxes of Ethiopia are through to the last round of the Caf U17 Afcon qualifiers after a 2-1 home win against Egypt’s Little Pharaohs on Sunday.

A brace from Abubeker Nesir in Dire Dawa City sealed the next round spot for the Coach Atenafu Alemu’s prodigies on 5-2 aggregate.

Nesir opened the scoring early in the 11th minute, a lead that lasted into the first interval.

He completed his brace in the 50th minute for a comfortable 2-0. The little Pharaohs never lost hope as they continued to press forward, and ten minutes to regulation time, Yesuf pulled the consolation to end the tie 2-1 in favor of the hosts.

Speaking to Ethiopia Football Federation president Junedin Basha praised the young lads saying “we are proud of the young foxes for giving 100 percent and beating a team like Egypt home and away. It was not easy and as a federation we want to ensure they get enough exposure and preparations ahead of the next round matches.”

In another qualifier, Tanzania’s Serengeti Boys dispatched visiting South Africa 2-0 to also book a spot in the next phase.

Eight teams will make it to Madagascar next year for the championship.

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