Ethiopia's Adane Girma celebrates his goal during their African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) Group C soccer match against Zambia in Nelspruit, January 21, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER))
Ethiopia will look to extend its lead atop the group A when it takes on Botswana when it takes on Botswana in the CAF World Cup qualifiers.
The winner of the group moves on to the third round where it will face another group winner in a two-legged playoff. The victor gets to move on to the World Cup finals next summer.
Ethiopia currently sits atop Group A with seven points in three games. The team drew 1-1 in its opener against South Africa but managed to pull off a 2-0 win against Central African Republic and a 1-0 victory over Botswana. Saladin Said leads the team with three goals in three matches.
Meanwhile Botswana sits at the bottom of the group with only one point in three matches. A loss to Ethiopia would eliminate Botswana from contention as the club would only be able to obtain a maximum of seven points with victories in its last two games; Ethiopia would have 10 points with a victory on Saturday. The team lost its opener against Central African Republic before drawing 1-1 with South Africa. In its most recent game, the team lost 1-0 against Ethiopia.
Prediction: Ethiopia has been dominant throughout this tournament and it is inconceivable that the squad slows down at this point. Look for Ethiopia to cruise to a 2-0 win.
Start Time: Kick off starts at 9 AM Eastern Standard Time.