Ethiopia Walia Ibex produced a virtuoso performance away from home to beat hosts Botswana Zebras 2-3 in an entertaining International friendly played on Wednesday evening at the National Stadium in Gaborone.
The match had been organized as part of Botswana’s Independence celebrations which was curtained raised by the high profile game.
A Seyoum Tesfaye brace lifted Walia Ibex to a deserved win as Dawit Fekadu scored the third to bury any hopes that Botswana had despite Botswana’s speedy striker Joel Mogorosi scoring a brace and missed a penalty in the game that was described by Ethiopia Walia Ibex coach Yohannes Sahle as a great practice match.
“I want to thank my players for showing purpose and commitment in the game getting the vital win that will help boast the morale as we face off with Sao Tome next week in our World Cup qualifiers.Botswana were a very good side and they played well but we were more superior”Sahle told soka25east.com
His counterpart Botswana coach Butler was furious but diplomatic at the same time “We conceded horrible goals,but atleast we gave new players a chance to show us what they can offer. This is not a CAF game. Its a friendly, good for development. When you dont play with your first team keeper, things happen,” said PJ Butler after the game.