Sudan, DR Congo progress, Nigeria held in ACN qualifiers

Karim Farouk, Sunday 5 Jun 2011

Nigeria were held by Ethiopia to a 2-2, while Sudan and DR Congo claim crucial wins over Swaziland 2-1 and Mauritius 2-1 on Sunday

Nigeria were held by Ethiopia

A late equaliser from defender Joseph Yobo helped Nigeria to a 2-2 away draw against Ethiopia in the African Cup of Nations 2012 qualifiers on Sunday.

Kalu Uche put the Super Eagles in front in the 26th minute but the hosts managed to fight back and get the lead, courtesy to two successful strikes from Saladin Seid in the 41st and 50th minutes.

Yobo still had the last word, as he saved the day for the Nigerians: the draw went to help Nigeria in their race as they have now 7 points after four games, on par with Guinea, who will host Madagascar later tonight.

Sudan joined Ghana on top of group I after beating Swaziland 2-1 to grab their 10th point for these qualifiers.

Badr Eddine Galag 70 and Alaeddine Youssef 84 scored for the visitors while Siza Dlamini scored Swaziland’s consolation goal in the 79thminute.

DR Congo came back from a goal down to beat Mauritius 2-1. Jonathan Bru 11 opened the scoring from the spot in the 11th minute but Diba Ilunga 20 and Kabangu Mulota 45 claimed the full points of the game for the Leopards. DR Congo are now second of group I with seven points, three behind leaders Senegal and two ahead of Cameroon.

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