Asrat Mergersa optimistic of another fine perfomance

Asrat MegersaBy Collins Okinyo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopian midfielder Asrat Megersa was left distraught after his team lost 1-2 against visitors Nigeria Super Eagles last month in a World Cup 2014 playoff match.

Visibly the best player in the match, the tall and talented midfielder gave a virtuoso performance that earned him praise from Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi but that was not enough to help his team to a dream win against the African champions.

Megersa who returned back to Ethiopia after a stint in Israel playing for Hapoel Ramat Hasharon still feels they could get positive results against Nigeria away in Calabar.

“Nigeria are a good side with very talented players but in our first leg match in Addis we pushed them to the wall but crumbled late in the game despite the good game we played. We have a battle in our hands in the return leg on Saturday but I believe as footballers we cannot rule out a comeback at this stage as everything is possible in football.”

“We have all been dreaming big for the World cup and the mood in camp is very upbeat but we leave all to God to help guide us in Calabar one truth is that we are all proud of where we have come from since the qualifiers started. We hope for good results and that is what we are working hard for now,” Asrat told