Ethiopia rout Somalia to advance in World Cup qualifiers

Hatem Maher, Wednesday 16 Nov 2011

Ethiopia crush Somalia 5-0 to advance to the main African qualifying phase for the 2014 World Cup

Ethiopia reached the group stage of the African World Cup qualifiers after thrashing Somalia 5-0 in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

Omod Okwury needed just five minutes to fire the hosts in front before Shimelis Bekele scored twice in three second-half minutes to put the result beyond doubt.

Getaneh Kebede notched a late brace to give Ethiopia a 5-0 aggregate victory after they were held to a surprise goalless draw by Somalia in the first leg, which was played in Djibouti because of the security situation in troubled Somali capital Mogadishu.

Ethiopia have now booked a place in Group A of the second round along with South Africa, Botswana and Central African Republic.

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