Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ethiopia Walia lose to Atletico Luziana in Brazil friendly

Ethiopia Walia Ibex found the going tough losing their second friendly against Atletico Luziana just two days after an impressive 1-1 draw against Club Gama in their ongoing friendly matches in preparations for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The match begun like a house on fire with both sides firing from all cylinders as they tried to outweight each other while looking for the elusive goals.

Ethiopia playing their third friendly since arriving in Brazil for a series of friendlies looked startled after Luziana from a defensive lapse .However the goal did not deter Walia who fought relentlessly as they sort an equalizer but Luziana defenders remained resilient as the came ended in the 1-0 loss .

Coach Mariano Barreto has been using the friendly matches to prepare his charges in a tough Afcon group that has the likes of Algeria,Mali and Malawi.

Ethiopia have so far played 4 friendlies in a spun of two weeks losing 1-0 away to Angola before losing two friendlies in Brazil and drawing one.

On Monday Walia fought gallantly to hold Club Gama 1-1.Walia play another   friendly on Wednesday that will help gauge their strength .