The "Red Foxes" of Ethiopia are through to the last round of the CAF U17 AFCON qualifiers after a 2-1 home win against Egyptian little Pharaohs on Sunday.
A brace from Abubekir Nasir in Dire Dawa City sealed the next round spot for the Coach Atinafu Alemu's prodigies on 5-2 aggregate.
Abubekir opened the scoring early in the 11th minute, a lead that lasted into the first interval. He grabbed a brace in the 50th minute for a comfortable 2-0.
The little Pharaohs never lost hope as they continued to press forward, and ten minutes to regulation time, Yesuf pulled the consolation to end the tie 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
In another qualifier, Tanzania's Serengeti Boys dispatched visiting South Africa 2-0 to also book a spot in the next phase.
Eight teams will make it to Madagascar next year for the championship.