Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nigeria vs Ethiopia head-to-head

Said scores against Enyeama in a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier gives a detailed recap of previous clashes between 2014 World Cup rivals Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Altogether, both teams have met seven times with Nigeria winning four of these matches.
Ethiopia recorded a famous victory over their more illustrious opponents in a 1994 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, while two other matches between them ended in draws.

1982 Nations Cup Finals – Nigeria 3 Ethiopia 0
The first meeting between both countries was at the 1982 AFCON in Libya, where Nigeria thrashed Ethiopia 3-0. Current Eagles coach Stephen Keshi scored a brace in the game with Ademola Adeshina getting the other goal.

Friendly 1993 – Ethiopia 0 Nigeria 0
The second game was a friendly played in Addis Ababa in1993 and the Eagles won 1-0.

1994 Nations Cup qualifier – Ethiopia 1 Nigeria 0
The next game was a 1994 AFCON qualifier, where Ethiopia recorded their one and only victory over Nigeria. April 11, 1993 is still a red letter day in Ethiopia til this day.

1994 Nations Cup qualifier – Nigeria 6 Ethiopia 0

In the 1994 AFCON qualifier return leg in Lagos in 1993, Nigeria thrashed Ethiopia 6-0. Late goal king Rashidi Yekini scored a hat-trick in that game, which also was the international debut for a certain Sunday Oliseh.

How Eagles rate in last match vs Ethiopia

2012 Nations Cup qualifier – Ethiopia 2 Nigeria 2
Star-studded Nigeria forced their hosts to a 2-2 in Addis Abba in a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier. Ethiopia star striker Saledin Said scored a brace and it needed a late equaliser to salvage a point on the road for the Eagles against an inspired Ethiopian side.

2012 Nations Cup qualifier – Nigeria 4 Ethiopia 0

In 2011 at the Abuja National Stadium, the Eagles under coach Samson Siasia mauled the Ethiopians 4-0 in an AFCON qualifier, Peter Utaka and Ike Uche scored a brace each to earn Nigeria a convincing victory.

2013 Nations Cup Finals – Nigeria 2 Ethiopia 0
The last meeting was a 2-0 win for Nigeria at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, where Victor Moses scored a brace from the penalty spot to catapult the Eagles into the last eight of the tournament on their way to their third Nations Cup triumph.