Getaneh Kebede joins University of Pretoria on loan

Coach Masala and Getaneh kebede (credit: University of Pretoria)
Coach Masala and Getaneh kebede (credit: University of Pretoria)

The University of Pretoria he secured the services of center forward Getaneh Kebede on loan from Bidvest Wits.

During his stay with “The Clever Boys” in the 2014/2015 season, he made ten appearances and scored two goals. In 2014 he featured in 5 world cup qualifiers for the Ethiopian national team and scored 4 goals.

He joins AmaTuks’ strike force of Lennox Bacela, Lucky Mathosi, Thabiso Nkoana, Botshelo Mfulwane and Thabo Mnyamane

He was effective in his first season at Wits but since then he did not really get a chance to play. We have at times brought in players who were not being given a chance and they proved to be valuable for us. He will be one of our frontline strikers, we feel he will link up quite well with the rest of the boys and add great value to the team.  Lucky and Botshelo are still young and are still in a building or learning process so it will great for them to learn from the likes of both Bacela and Kebede;” said Coach Mosala. 

” I’m happy to be at Tuks, they are an energetic team and I hope that I will enjoy my time here. I am willing to work hard to earn my place in the starting line up.”

Kebede was among the star players in the Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex squad which missed qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2014 by a whisker, he scored four goals during the campaign.