Fikru Teferra Scores for Bidvest Wits on his Debut

Fikru Teferra LemessaFormer Ethiopian international Fikru Teferra scored for his new club Bidvest Wits (South Africa) in ABSA Premiership game against Martizburg United.

Wits came behind to beat Martizburg 2 goals to 1. New signing Fikru heading home Siyabonga Nhlapo’s cross for his debut goal in Wits shirt at the injury time of the first half. Fikru wore the number 12 shirt;

He signed a 6 month deal on January after leaving Indian side Athletico de Kolkata. Fikru’s club colleague the Ethiopian striker Getaneh Kebede is still finding it hard to start a game for the Johannesburg side. Bidvset Wits sits third on the log with 34 points; Kaizer Chiefs tops the league.

Tefera, who last played for Indian Super League club Atletico de Kolkata, became the first Ethiopian to sign for a South African Premier Soccer League club when he joined Orlando Pirates in 2006.

He holds a South African permanent residence permit which allows him to be registered as a non-foreigner.

Locally, he has played for SuperSport United, Free State Stars, University of Pretoria and Milano United.