Post Match Reaction | Ethiopia 2-1 DR Congo

Wubetu Abate – Ethiopia

About the game

“This was our fourth game, we drew three times. We are witnessing progress game by game, today we were leading by two goals and conceded one later. The game was a difficult one as our opponent were very strong physically but we managed to beat them.”

About his teams 7th place finish

“I am curious about the tournament, there were three teams in three groups and we had two group stage games I think it would have been better if four(five) teams were drawn in two groups. That would give teams a chance to play three (four) group games but with the current format 7th or 8th place finishes were contested but am very happy with my players overall performance.”

About his teams performance on the two halves

“In the first half we had very good possession of the ball and we reached opponents box created many chances. Truly speaking we created more chances than we scored, we were better in all aspects than the three previous games. As we played more games our the team was starting to develop confidence, but as we draw in the last games having taken the lead the players were a bit cautioned and were very defensive in the second half but with that being said we were successful in nullifying their play and went on to win the game.”

The team’s overall journey in the tournament

“We entered this tournament with an aim of nurturing the future senior national side players and secondly to get experience and assess the neighbouring nations current status. In line with that as being a host nation, we were aspiring to be successful. In terms of results we couldn’t achieve our target excluding the Eritrea knockout game we drew twice and lost once, if we analyze the results lonely that doesn’t sound good. But if we look from a broader sense we were able to witness future senior national team players in each position. We shall focus on the team dominance in the way we want to play, I think we have shown that in each game. The only issue I think was we needed to have competitive friendly games I think there is a gap in the sense. That issue forced us to build our team along the tournament, in the future if we came across such friendly games we would improve the team a lot.

His team playing style

“Now at least we shave some substantial thing in hand, essentially not only us even our opponents and experts have given their testimony. We need to work on that to expand that nationwide but we should improve on progressing our possession into scoring chances and also we need to improve on the physical aspect of the game. Am really pleased that our team has finally found a certain color that is a huge step forward.

Future plans…

“What we really want is to have as many youth players with the same attitude that could fill the gaps in the senior side. In that regard I don’t think we should expect another Cecafa tournament to do so, we should have frequent friendly matches with those players to mature our playing style and also we should give those promising lads the chance to express themselves on the senior side.

*The DR Congo coach didn’t give his post match thoughts.

EthPL

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Round 1
1 Oct 2023 15:00
ADA
0
0
CBE
1 Oct 2023 18:00
SID
0
1
BUN
2 Oct 2023 15:00
SHA
0
1
WOD
2 Oct 2023 18:00
HAM
1
2
DIR
3 Oct 2023 15:00
HAW
3
3
FSK
3 Oct 2023 18:00
HOS
2
3
MEC
4 Oct 2023 15:00
KDG
4
1
WOL
4 Oct 2023 18:00
EIC
3
2
BDR
Round 2
12 Oct 2023 15:00
DIR
0
1
BUN
12 Oct 2023 18:00
CBE
1
0
HOS
13 Oct 2023 15:00
HAM
1
2
KDG
13 Oct 2023 18:00
FSK
1
1
EIC
14 Oct 2023 15:00
WOL
1
1
SID
14 Oct 2023 18:00
WOD
0
1
ADA
15 Oct 2023 15:00
BDR
2
1
MEC
15 Oct 2023 18:00
SHA
0
1
HAW
Round 3
19 Oct 2023 15:00
EIC
0
1
WOD
19 Oct 2023 18:00
SID
0
1
FSK
20 Oct 2023 15:00
HOS
0
0
WOL
20 Oct 2023 18:00
KDG
3
2
SHA
21 Oct 2023 15:00
MEC
1
1
CBE
21 Oct 2023 18:00
HAW
0
0
DIR
22 Oct 2023 15:00
ADA
2
2
HAM
22 Oct 2023 18:00
BUN
2
2
BDR
Round 4
25 Oct 2023 15:00
SHA
1
3
SID
25 Oct 2023 18:00
DIR
2
3
CBE
26 Oct 2023 15:00
HAW
0
0
EIC
26 Oct 2023 18:00
WOL
0
3
BDR
27 Oct 2023 18:00
KDG
2
2
ADA
28 Oct 2023 15:00
HAM
0
0
HOS
28 Oct 2023 15:00
FSK
2
0
BUN
28 Oct 2023 18:00
WOD
0
1
MEC
Round 5
31 Oct 2023 15:00
HOS
0
0
SHA
31 Oct 2023 18:00
CBE
2
0
WOL
1 Nov 2023 15:00
ADA
2
1
DIR
1 Nov 2023 18:00
MEC
1
0
HAM
2 Nov 2023 15:00
SID
0
1
HAW
2 Nov 2023 18:00
EIC
0
3
KDG
3 Nov 2023 15:00
BDR
0
0
FSK
3 Nov 2023 18:00
BUN
2
2
WOD
Round 6
7 Dec 2023 15:00
DIR
1
1
WOD
7 Dec 2023 18:00
HAM
0
3
FSK
8 Dec 2023 15:00
EIC
0
1
MEC
8 Dec 2023 18:00
SHA
0
1
WOL
9 Dec 2023 15:00
KDG
1
2
BDR
9 Dec 2023 18:00
SID
0
0
HOS
10 Dec 2023 15:00
ADA
2
1
BUN
10 Dec 2023 18:00
HAW
0
3
CBE
Round 7
7 Dec 2023 15:00
WOL
1
0
HAM
7 Dec 2023 18:00
FSK
0
2
WOD
8 Dec 2023 15:00
MEC
2
1
ADA
8 Dec 2023 18:00
BDR
2
1
HAW
9 Dec 2023 15:00
BUN
1
0
KDG
Postponed
9 Dec 2023 18:00
HOS
1
1
EIC
10 Dec 2023 15:00
CBE
2
1
SHA
10 Dec 2023 18:00
SID
0
2
DIR
Round 8
14 Dec 2023 15:00
HAW
0
3
KDG
14 Dec 2023 18:00
WOL
0
2
MEC
15 Dec 2023 15:00
FSK
1
2
HOS
15 Dec 2023 18:00
DIR
1
2
BDR
16 Dec 2023 15:00
CBE
2
1
BUN
16 Dec 2023 18:00
HAM
0
2
EIC
17 Dec 2023 15:00
WOD
1
4
SID
17 Dec 2023 18:00
SHA
1
1
ADA
Round 9
3 Jan 2024 15:00
EIC
0
1
SID
3 Jan 2024 18:00
ADA
0
1
HOS
4 Jan 2024 15:00
SHA
0
0
BDR
4 Jan 2024 18:00
KDG
1
1
MEC
5 Jan 2024 15:00
DIR
0
3
FSK
5 Jan 2024 18:00
HAW
1
2
BUN
6 Jan 2024 15:00
HAM
0
2
CBE
6 Jan 2024 18:00
WOD
2
1
WOL
Round 10
9 Jan 2024 15:00
BUN
1
1
SHA
9 Jan 2024 18:00
SID
0
0
ADA
10 Jan 2024 15:00
MEC
2
1
HAW
10 Jan 2024 18:00
HOS
0
0
KDG
11 Jan 2024 15:00
EIC
1
2
DIR
11 Jan 2024 18:00
BDR
0
0
HAM
12 Jan 2024 15:00
WOL
0
1
FSK
12 Jan 2024 18:00
CBE
0
1
WOD
Round 11
15 Jan 2024 15:00
BUN
1
1
HOS
15 Jan 2024 18:00
BDR
0
2
SID
16 Jan 2024 15:00
WOD
1
2
HAW
16 Jan 2024 18:00
WOL
0
0
ADA
17 Jan 2024 15:00
DIR
1
3
MEC
17 Jan 2024 18:00
CBE
4
1
EIC
18 Jan 2024 15:00
HAM
0
3
SHA
18 Jan 2024 18:00
FSK
0
1
KDG
Round 12
25 Jan 2024 15:00
EIC
1
1
SHA
25 Jan 2024 18:00
MEC
0
0
FSK
26 Jan 2024 16:00
BDR
1
2
CBE
26 Jan 2024 19:00
ADA
3
2
HAW
27 Jan 2024 16:00
KDG
0
3
DIR
27 Jan 2024 19:00
SID
0
2
HAM
28 Jan 2024 15:00
BUN
1
0
WOL
28 Jan 2024 18:00
HOS
1
1
WOD
Round 13
1 Feb 2024 15:00
WOD
1
0
HAM
1 Feb 2024 18:00
CBE
0
3
KDG
2 Feb 2024 15:00
HOS
0
0
DIR
2 Feb 2024 18:00
BUN
3
0
EIC
3 Feb 2024 15:00
MEC
2
1
SID
3 Feb 2024 18:00
BDR
1
2
ADA
4 Feb 2024 15:00
WOL
1
2
HAW
4 Feb 2024 18:00
FSK
2
0
SHA
Round 14
8 Feb 2024 15:00
SID
2
1
CBE
8 Feb 2024 18:00
MEC
0
4
BUN
9 Feb 2024 15:00
HOS
1
0
BDR
9 Feb 2024 18:00
HAW
2
0
HAM
10 Feb 2024 15:00
ADA
1
1
FSK
10 Feb 2024 18:00
SHA
1
1
DIR
11 Feb 2024 15:00
KDG
1
1
WOD
11 Feb 2024 18:00
EIC
0
0
WOL
Round 15
15 Feb 2024 15:00
ADA
2
2
EIC
15 Feb 2024 18:00
HAM
0
0
BUN
16 Feb 2024 15:00
KDG
1
0
SID
16 Feb 2024 18:00
FSK
2
4
CBE
17 Feb 2024 15:00
WOD
0
1
BDR
17 Feb 2024 18:00
SHA
0
1
MEC
18 Feb 2024 15:00
HAW
1
1
HOS
18 Feb 2024 18:00
DIR
1
0
WOL
Round 16
29 Feb 2024 16:00
BDR
0
0
EIC
29 Feb 2024 19:00
DIR
1
0
HAM
1 Mar 2024 16:00
MEC
2
3
HOS
1 Mar 2024 19:00
FSK
2
1
HAW
2 Mar 2024 16:00
WOL
0
2
KDG
2 Mar 2024 19:00
WOD
1
2
SHA
3 Mar 2024 16:00
BUN
3
0
SID
3 Mar 2024 19:00
CBE
4
1
ADA
Round 17
7 Mar 2024 16:00
HAW
3
1
SHA
7 Mar 2024 19:00
MEC
0
1
BDR
8 Mar 2024 16:00
ADA
1
1
WOD
8 Mar 2024 19:00
SID
0
0
WOL
9 Mar 2024 16:00
EIC
0
2
FSK
9 Mar 2024 19:00
KDG
3
1
HAM
10 Mar 2024 16:00
HOS
0
0
CBE
10 Mar 2024 19:00
BUN
1
2
DIR
Round 18
14 Mar 2024 16:00
BDR
3
1
BUN
14 Mar 2024 19:00
HAM
0
3
ADA
15 Mar 2024 16:00
DIR
1
3
HAW
15 Mar 2024 19:00
CBE
0
2
MEC
16 Mar 2024 16:00
SHA
0
2
KDG
16 Mar 2024 19:00
WOL
0
0
HOS
17 Mar 2024 16:00
FSK
2
2
SID
17 Mar 2024 19:00
WOD
2
2
EIC
Round 19
28 Mar 2024 16:00
MEC
1
0
WOD
28 Mar 2024 19:00
BUN
1
1
FSK
29 Mar 2024 16:00
ADA
2
1
KDG
29 Mar 2024 19:00
HOS
2
0
HAM
30 Mar 2024 16:00
BDR
2
1
WOL
30 Mar 2024 19:00
EIC
2
2
HAW
31 Mar 2024 16:00
CBE
1
1
DIR
31 Mar 2024 19:00
SID
1
0
SHA
Round 20
4 Apr 2024 16:00
WOL
1
0
WOD
4 Apr 2024 19:00
CBE
5
1
HAM
5 Apr 2024 16:00
BUN
3
2
HAW
5 Apr 2024 19:00
FSK
1
2
DIR
6 Apr 2024 16:00
MEC
0
0
KDG
6 Apr 2024 19:00
BDR
1
0
SHA
7 Apr 2024 16:00
HOS
2
1
ADA
7 Apr 2024 19:00
SID
0
0
EIC
Round 21
11 Apr 2024 16:00
CBE
2
1
HAW
11 Apr 2024 19:00
WOD
1
1
DIR
12 Apr 2024 16:00
FSK
2
2
HAM
12 Apr 2024 19:00
BDR
1
1
KDG
13 Apr 2024 16:00
WOL
0
0
SHA
13 Apr 2024 19:00
MEC
1
2
EIC
14 Apr 2024 16:00
HOS
1
2
SID
14 Apr 2024 19:00
BUN
0
1
ADA
Round 22
18 Apr 2024 16:00
WOL
0
3
EIC
18 Apr 2024 19:00
BDR
0
0
HOS
19 Apr 2024 16:00
HAM
0
1
HAW
19 Apr 2024 19:00
FSK
0
0
ADA
20 Apr 2024 16:00
DIR
1
0
SHA
20 Apr 2024 19:00
WOD
1
0
KDG
21 Apr 2024 16:00
BUN
1
1
MEC
21 Apr 2024 19:00
CBE
1
0
SID
Round 23
2 May 2024 16:00
ADA
1
0
SHA
2 May 2024 19:00
BDR
1
0
DIR
3 May 2024 16:00
EIC
2
0
HAM
3 May 2024 19:00
BUN
2
2
CBE
4 May 2024 16:00
SID
2
1
WOD
4 May 2024 19:00
HOS
1
2
FSK
5 May 2024 16:00
MEC
3
1
WOL
5 May 2024 19:00
KDG
1
2
HAW
Round 24
9 May 2024 16:00
FSK
0
0
BDR
9 May 2024 19:00
DIR
1
1
ADA
10 May 2024 16:00
KDG
0
1
EIC
10 May 2024 19:00
WOL
1
2
CBE
11 May 2024 16:00
HAW
1
1
SID
11 May 2024 19:00
WOD
1
2
BUN
12 May 2024 16:00
SHA
1
3
HOS
12 May 2024 20:00
HAM
0
2
MEC
Round 25
16 May 2024 16:00
WOD
0
5
CBE
16 May 2024 19:00
FSK
1
0
WOL
17 May 2024 16:00
HAM
0
2
BDR
17 May 2024 19:00
DIR
0
5
EIC
18 May 2024 16:00
KDG
1
1
HOS
18 May 2024 19:00
HAW
2
3
MEC
19 May 2024 16:00
ADA
2
1
SID
19 May 2024 19:00
SHA
1
2
BUN
Round 26
23 May 2024 16:00
WOL
-
-
DIR
23 May 2024 19:00
EIC
-
-
ADA
24 May 2024 16:00
MEC
-
-
SHA
24 May 2024 19:00
BDR
-
-
WOD
25 May 2024 16:00
CBE
-
-
FSK
25 May 2024 19:00
SID
-
-
KDG
26 May 2024 16:00
BUN
-
-
HAM
26 May 2024 19:00
HOS
-
-
HAW
Round 27
30 May 2024 16:00
CBE
-
-
BDR
30 May 2024 19:00
WOL
-
-
BUN
31 May 2024 16:00
FSK
-
-
MEC
31 May 2024 19:00
DIR
-
-
KDG
1 Jun 2024 16:00
HAW
-
-
ADA
1 Jun 2024 19:00
HAM
-
-
SID
2 Jun 2024 16:00
WOD
-
-
HOS
2 Jun 2024 19:00
SHA
-
-
EIC
Round 28
13 Jun 2024 16:00
SHA
-
-
FSK
13 Jun 2024 19:00
HAW
-
-
WOL
14 Jun 2024 16:00
ADA
-
-
BDR
14 Jun 2024 19:00
DIR
-
-
HOS
15 Jun 2024 16:00
EIC
-
-
BUN
15 Jun 2024 19:00
SID
-
-
MEC
16 Jun 2024 16:00
KDG
-
-
CBE
16 Jun 2024 19:00
HAM
-
-
WOD
Round 29
20 Jun 2024 16:00
HAW
-
-
BDR
20 Jun 2024 19:00
ADA
-
-
MEC
21 Jun 2024 16:00
DIR
-
-
SID
21 Jun 2024 19:00
HAM
-
-
WOL
22 Jun 2024 16:00
EIC
-
-
HOS
22 Jun 2024 19:00
KDG
-
-
BUN
23 Jun 2024 16:00
WOD
-
-
FSK
23 Jun 2024 19:00
SHA
-
-
CBE
Round 30
27 Jun 2024 16:00
KDG
-
-
FSK
27 Jun 2024 19:00
SHA
-
-
HAM
28 Jun 2024 16:00
EIC
-
-
CBE
28 Jun 2024 19:00
MEC
-
-
DIR
29 Jun 2024 16:00
ADA
-
-
WOL
29 Jun 2024 19:00
HAW
-
-
WOD
30 Jun 2024 06:00
SID
-
-
BDR
30 Jun 2024 19:00
HOS
-
-
BUN

Standing Table

#
Club
P
W
D
L
Pt
1
25
16
5
4
53
2
25
15
5
5
50
3
25
12
8
5
44
4
25
11
8
6
41
5
25
10
11
4
41
6
25
11
7
7
40
7
25
10
10
5
40
8
25
7
14
4
35
9
25
9
7
9
34
10
25
9
6
10
33
11
25
7
10
8
31
12
25
8
7
10
31
13
25
7
7
11
28
14
25
3
7
15
16
15
25
2
7
16
13
16
25
1
5
19
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Top scorers chart

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Player
Played
Goals
1
Hawassa Ketema
24
15
2
22
12
3
Bahir Dar Ketema
22
11
4
Kidus Giorgis
21
10
5
Ethiopia Nigd Bank
20
9
6
Adama Ketema
22
9
7
Diredawa Ketema
22
9
8
Fasil Kenema
23
9
9
Kidus Giorgis
10
8
10
Ethiopia Bunna
18
8

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