Ethiopia, back at the Africa Cup of Nations after a three-decade absence, overcame a red card to hold champions Zambia to a 1-1 draw in an explosive Group C encounter Monday.
Ethiopia's Said Ahmed (C) reacts during the CAN2013 Zambia vs Ethiopia group C football match at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on January 21, 2013. Ethiopia held title-holders Zambia to a 1-1 draw.
Ethiopia, one of the founding fathers of African football who had fallen on hard times before enjoying a recent revival, had keeper Jemal Tassew sent off in the first half of a game that also featured a missed penalty and disgruntled vuvuzela-throwing fans.
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