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Nigeria beats Ethiopia in WC playoff

Nigeria, Ethiopia
Emmanuel Emenike (R) winner helps Nigeria carry a lead into their second leg in November.
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Emmanuel Emenike scored twice as African champion Nigeria came from behind to win 2-1 at Ethiopia on Sunday in the first leg of the African qualifying playoffs for next year's World Cup.

Emenike, who plays for Fenerbahce in Turkey, tied the score in the 67th minute at Addis Ababa and converted a penalty kick in the 90th. Behailu Assefa had put the hosts ahead in the 57th.

The second leg of the total-goals series is at Calabar, Nigeria, on Nov. 16.

Tunisia hosted Cameroon later Sunday.

On Saturday, Ivory Coast beat visiting Senegal 3-1 and Burkina Faso won 3-2 at home against Algeria. Ghana hosts Egypt on Tuesday.

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