Ethiopia joins Zambia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso in Group C

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Addis Ababa, October 25 (WIC) - Ethiopia has been drawn in Group C of the African Cup of Nations against Nigeria, Burkina Faso and defending champion Zambia.

The draw took place at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa on Wednesday night, October 24, 2012.

Ethiopia’s opening game will be against Zambia on January 21, 2013 at Mbombela Stadium. It will face Burkina Faso on January 25 and Nigeria on January 29, 2013.

Ethiopia, one of the founders of Confederation of African Football (CAF), qualified for African Cup of Nations after 31 years of absence.

The draw:   
Group A – South Africa, Cape Verde, Morocco, Angola.   
Group B– Ghana, DR Congo, Niger, Mali.   
Group C – Zambia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria.   
Group D – Ivory Coast, Algeria, Tunisia, Togo.