Abebaw Butako upbeat ahead of Nigeria
By Collins Okinyo
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Ã‚Â Walia Ibex leftback Abebaw Butako is upbeat and optimistic ahead of the return match against NigeriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Super Eagles will help decide their destiny after years of dreaming about the World Cup.
Abebaw who has played a crucial role in all the qualifiers is hoping for the best but at the same time acknowledged it will be a gruelling encounter playing the African champions in their own backyard.
The soft spoken full back however feels that nothing is impossible as long as “God is on your side. ”
“We have been working very hard in training ahead of the return match. I know it will be a tough game playing the African champions in their home soil but football has its own ways and when God is on our side then anything can happen. We have played well throughout the qualifiers and maintain a steady rise this is a proud moment and we can only pray for the best in Calabar.”
“We might have lost to Nigeria at home but I always believe with hard work and God on our side we can upset the form book in Nigeria as nothing is impossible,” Abebaw told supersport.com.
Abebaw currently plays for St.George in the Ethiopian premier league but has been linked by Turkish teams who have been impressed by his recent form and consistency.