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Vuvuzelas fly as Ethiopia holds champion Zambia

Vuvuzelas fly as Ethiopia holds champion Zambia

Ten-man Ethiopia celebrated its return to the African Cup of Nations by holding defending champion Zambia to a 1-1 draw in a Group C opener that featured a missed penalty and vuvuzelas thrown onto the field.
Ethiopia last featured at the continental showpiece back in 1982, and was buoyed by the presence of around 10,000 fans at the Mbombela Stadium who showed both their best and worst sides over an entertaining 90 minutes.
Supporters hurled vuvuzelas and other debris onto the pitch in anger after the first-half sending off of Ethiopia goalkeeper Jemal Tassew, causing an eight-minute delay to the match.
However, their anger turned to unbridled joy when Adane Girma's 65th-minute strike canceled out Collins Mbesuma's opener.
Saladin Said missed a penalty for Ethiopia in the 25th.


Updated : 2021-04-11 16:27 GMT+08:00