African Cup

Afcon: We will show Eagles we can play football —Ethiopia

Ethiopia National TeamEthiopian coach, Sewnet Bishaw has said today’s match against Nigeria will afford his players the opportunity to show the world that they can play good football.

Nigeria go into their final group game chasing their first win, while Ethiopia are bottom of the pile with a point.

The Super Eagles stand in second place in Group C with two points, having conceded late equalisers to Burkina Faso and Zambia.

Nigerian captain Joseph Yobo and Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses face late fitness tests.

Ethiopia may be without striker Adane Girma, who scored their only goal of the finals, and Asrat Mergasa.

Girma has a leg injury after coming off in the Ethiopians’ defeat to Burkina Faso and Mergasa has a knee injury.

Speaking yesterday in Rustenberg, Bishaw said that “before the match I will tell my players to play football and to gain experience out of a huge team like Nigeria.

“We are here to play football and everybody is surprised by our football. Our mission is to show the rest of the world that we can play football. That is the message to my players.”

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