On the Ethiopian side, Tamene’s teammates only think about forgetting the stinging defeat last Sunday against Cape Verde (1-0) to maintain their chances to qualify for the next round of the tournament.

Winners of the 1962 edition, the Walya will play their game on Thursday against Cameroon with an offensive tactical scheme to unlock the game from the start.

For Ethiopia’s coach Wubetu Abate, Thursday’s game will be decisive. “We will play our chances to the end, especially as we will face a great team from Cameroon. We are proud to represent our country in this tournament and that boosts us even more. We will play against the host country, in front of their home crowd. He is a strong opponent but we will do our best to have a good game, “said Abate.