Fuad Ibrahim (13′) opened the scoring for Ethiopia in the first half. Tanzania leveled the score Six minutes after the break by Mrisho Ngassa (51′). Shimeles Bekele scored the winner for Ethiopia in the 69th minute.
The Walia Antelopes are drawn in Group C along with defending champions Zambia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.
The tournament starts on January 19. Ethiopia’s opening game is on January 21 against defending champions Zambia in Nelspruit.