Ethiopian side Defence have promised AFC Leopards a tough battle in Addis Ababa Stadium for the return leg clash of Confederation Cup.
There was late drama in CHAN Group C as Ghana and Libya booked their places in the quarter-finals of the competition.
African Nations Championship Group C saw Ethiopia eliminated after losing to Congo 1-0 in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Ghana took a big step towards qualifying through to the CHAN knockouts, but it was Libya who finished top of Group C on Monday.
CHAN 2014 takes place in South Africa this year, with Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana and Libya set to battle it out in Group C.
The 2014 edition of CHAN promises to be an interesting spectacle for those who have their eyes on potential rising stars.
Nigeria have confirmed they will be taking on Ethiopia in a friendly international on Saturday as both sides gear up for CHAN.
Kenya have been announced as winners of Group A of this year's CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup after winning the coin toss on Thursday.
Nigeria booked their place at the World Cup finals at the expensive of Ethiopia with a 2-0 win in Calabar on Saturday afternoon.
CECAFA Cup hosts Kenya will raise the curtain on the 2013 edition with a clash against Ethiopia at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Yaya Toure will be looking to scoop the African Player of the Year for a third successive time following the confirmation of the nominees.
Striker Emmanuel Emenike says it's not impossible that Nigeria 'win in Brazil' next year, but remains wary of the threat posed by Ethiopia.
Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona says the officials were right to not award Saladin Said a goal in the first leg of their qualifier.
Emmanuel Emenike has warned Nigeria against taking anything for granted when they host Ethiopia in the play-offs this weekend.