Getaneh Kebede dreams of World Cup

Getaneh KebedeEthiopia‘s top striker Getaneh Kebede has set his sights on making it to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Getaneh is upbeat and looking forward to the do or die match against Nigeria in the paly off after he missed the decider against Central Africa Republic after getting an injury in training.

“I felt so bad when I missed the match against CAR but I was proud of my team mates who played their hearts out. It has been a long journey for us and sometimes it feels like a dream. I am fully recovered and fit once again and my thoughts are on our next match against Nigeria. We all know they are African champions and the last time we played against them in the 2013 Afcon they beat us and that is what we want to pay back to them.”

“Most pundits might already have given the game to Nigeria but it will be to their own detriment if they underrate us. It will be a tough game but we are determined to create history by doing what no one expects. We are just two games away from the World Cup and we will give it our all to try and make our dreams come true,” Getaneh told

“The team spirit in the Walia squad is amazing and everyone believes we can make it if we give 100 percent and are all determined to play our hearts,” he added.

The former Debedit player future took shape when he moved to the paid ranks in South Africa after he was signed by Bidvest Wits after impressing coach Gavin Hunt.

Getaneh has been impressive so far scoring four goals for Wits since putting pen to paper and earning rave reviews in South Africa where he is now a household name.

He is expected in Addis in the coming week to join the rest of the squad who are residing at the Inter Continental hotel as they prepare for the Nigeria clash.