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AFCON 2012 qualifiers: Ethiopia 1-0 Madagascar

Muhyadin Ahmed Roble, AfricaNews reporter in Nairobi, KenyaThe Ethiopia national football team has beaten Madagascar 1-0 away in the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday.The game which took place in the Malagasy’s capital of Antananarivo gave the Ethiopian team three points as level with Nigeria and Guinea.

Ethiopia was defeated by Guinea 4-1 in their opening match in Addis Ababa last month.

The win gives Ethiopia hope to compete for a place in the 2012 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Ethiopia face Nigeria in the next March fixtures. Madagascar will host Guinea in Antananarivo.

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