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Thursday, August 1, 2013

FIFA moves decisive CAR qualifier to Republic of Congo

JOHANNESBURG: FIFA moved Ethiopia’s crucial World Cup qualifier at Central African Republic in September to neutral Republic of Congo, the Ethiopian Football Federation said on Wednesday.

FIFA also decided that Senegal will play their decisive final group game against Uganda in Morocco because of the ban on Senegal’s main football stadium.
Ethiopia Walya


Ethiopia’s final Group A game was meant to be hosted by Central African Republic but was relocated to Brazzaville for security reasons after CAR’s president was overthrown this year. The country’s qualifier against South Africa last month was played in neutral Cameroon.

Ethiopia now must win to guarantee their progression to Africa’s 10-team playoffs for next year’s World Cup after they forfeited a victory over Botswana for fielding an ineligible player earlier in the competition.

A draw could be enough for the Ethiopians depending on the result of South Africa’s game with Botswana on the same day.

Ethiopia, who have never been to the World Cup, lead the group by two points ahead of the final round after the point totals were readjusted when Ethiopia were stripped of the Botswana win by FIFA.
Associated Press

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Prof. Muse Tegegne has lectured sociology Change &  Liberation  in Europe, Africa and Americas. He has obtained  Doctorat es Science from the University of Geneva.   A PhD in Developmental Studies & ND in Natural Therapies.  He wrote on the  problematic of  the Horn of  Africa extensively. He Speaks Amharic, Tigergna, Hebrew, English, French. He has a good comprehension of Arabic, Spanish and Italian.