Zebras hopes fade in Ethiopia

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The Zebras run of poor results continued yesterday when they lost 1-0 to Ethiopia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier in Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopia tie was a must-win for the Zebras to keep their qualification hopes alive but it was not to be as Getaneh Kedebe scored for the home side in the 90th minute. The loss leaves the Zebras stuck at the bottom of group A with a single point from three matches after a lose to Central Africa Republic (CAR) and a draw with South Africa.

Against Ethiopia, coach Stanley Tshosane started with almost the same line up that he fielded against Malawi last Tuesday, save for striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane who replaced the injured Kekaetswe Moloi.  Ramatlhakwane was the target man with Moemedi Moatlhaping playing as a second striker. The host enjoyed greater possession and troubled goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe a number of times. The Zebras absorbed the pressure throughout the first half for a 0-0 score.  It looked like the game was headed for a 0-0 draw Kedebe struck at the death.

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