Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi yesterday at the Abuja National Stadium had the last laugh over his Ethiopian counterpart, Bishaw Sewnet when the second string Nigerian team defeated their Ethiopian counterparts 2-1 in an international friendly used as a tune up game to prepare both sides for the African Nations Championships, CHAN which begins in South Africa next week.
When both sides met in Calabar last November in the last leg of the 2014 World Cup qualifier, the Eagles were 2-0 better than the Ethiopians, but Sewnet had complained about the officiating which he said tilted in favour of the Eagles whom he however congratulated for the victory with a warning that Keshi should prepare well for the World Cup so as to represent Africa respectably.
With a much depleted Team B side, the Eagles proved too tough for the Ethiopians who had only three changes from their World Cup squad, leading the visitors 2-0 after the first half. The Sewnet-tutored side however, got a consolation goal in the second half.
The Ethiopian coach had said before the match that there was no pressure on them to beat the Eagles as they were not in Abuja on revenge mission after the World Cup defeat last November.