Ethiopia thump Somalia
Ethiopia defeated Somalia 5-0 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary round qualifier in Addis Ababa on Wednesday to complete an aggregate victory by the same scoreline.
The home side took a fifth-minute lead through Omod Okwury, before two goals in three second half minutes from Shimeles Bekele sealed the fate of the Somalis. Getaneh Kebede added a pair of late goals for the home side.
The Walya Antelopes had been in some disarray going into the tie after Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet walked out on them just two weeks before the first leg, citing differences with the Ethiopian Football Association over what he termed “broken promises”.
They now move forward to Group A to meet South Africa, Central African Republic and Botswana.