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Algeria survive Ethiopia scare

Ethiopia-Getaneh-Kebede-Algeria-300by Collins Okinyo 30 March 2016
Algeria’s Fennecs survived a scare in Addis Ababa as they needed a last-minute penalty to secure a thrilling 3-3 draw against Ethiopia Walia Ibex.
The Desert Foxes came from behind three times to earn a share of the spoils in their Group J, Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at Addis Ababa Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Man of Match Getaneh Kebede, who scored a brace, gave Walia a 1-0 lead on the half hour mark.
The visitors fought back relentlessly and the efforts paid off handsomely when they equalised two minutes before the break courtesy of a strike from Islam Slimani to make the scores 1-1.
Red-hot Getaneh Kebede restored Ethiopia’s lead after the break.
Algeria hit back once more just after the hour mark when Aissa Mandi found the back of the net to make it 2-2 as goals kept coming.
Two minutes later Dawi Fikadu gave Ethiopia the lead for the third time, but yet again it was not to be the last after a penalty goal from Faouzi Ghoulam in the 85th minute gave Algeria a hard-fought draw.
The draw sees Algeria maintain their spot at the top of the table group with ten points, followed by Ethiopia in second with five points.
Seychelles are third in the group with four points despite their 2-1 loss to Lesotho in an early qualification match.
Lesotho are bottom of Group J with three points.
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