Sao Tome e Principe, an island state of 200,000 inhabitants buy fifa 16 coins off the Gabon coast, shocked Ethiopia 1-0 in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia? qualifier.
Portugal-born Luis Leal scored three minutes from time at Estadio National 12 de Julho in Sao Tome to give the fourth weakest African national team by rankings an unexpected victory. Ethiopia, 85 places above the Saotomeans in the FIFA/Coca-Cola fifa fut 16 coins World Ranking, host the second leg of the first-round tie in Addis Ababa Sunday with a match-up against Congo at stake.
Leal, a 28-year-old striker on loan to Belenenses of Portugal from APOEL of Cyprus, rewarded an impressive performance by a country with some unhappy World Cup memories. Sao Tome were overwhelmed 5-0 at home by Congo in a 2014 qualifier and crumbled 8-0 away to Libya in an earlier competition.
The islanders faced Ethiopia desperate to shake off poor CAF Africa Cup of Nations form with a 7-1 away drubbing from Cape Verde last June followed by a 3-0 home loss to Morocco a month ago. Ethiopia had produced more satisfactory results in the same competition, winning at home against Lesotho and drawing in the Seychelles.