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Rwanda take Ethiopia scalp

Rwanda's Olivier Karekezi
Olivier Karekezi scored Rwanda's late winner
Rwanda staged a thrilling comeback to beat Ethiopia 2-1 in Addis Ababa in a 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Ethiopia went ahead in the first half when Tafese Testfaye put his side ahead at the end of the first half.

But Rwanda's Abedi Said scored an equaliser half way through the second half.

Olivier Karekezi snatched victory for the Wasps just one minute before the final whistle.

Morocco moved to the top Group 8 of the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after beating Mauritania 4-1 on Saturday.

Portugal-based Tarik Sektioui put the Atlas Lions in the lead on eight minutes with a strike from the edge of the box.

The north Africans continued to dominate the game in Nouakchott and doubled their advantage through striker Abdessalam Benjelloun, who found the target in the 36th minute for his second of the campaign.

Youssef Safri made it 3-0 on the hour mark before Houssine Kharja's strike beat Mauritania goalkeeper Souleymane Diallo.

The home side scored a consolation in the 82nd minute after Dominique Da Silva converted a spot kick.

Morocco continue their 2010 qualifiers in Rwanda while Mauritania play host to Ethiopia, both games are next weekend.


see also
Morocco, Rwanda win in Group 8
31 May 08 |  African
Tucak appointed Rwanda coach
27 Apr 08 |  African
2010 World Cup Qualifiers
27 Mar 08 |  African


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