Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ethiopia lose key striker

(Oct 09, 2013, (BBC))--Ethiopia striker Getaneh Kebede Gibeto has been ruled out of Sunday's 2014 World Cup play-off first leg against Nigeria. The two sides clash in Addis Ababa in the first leg of the final round of qualifying for Brazil next year.

Getaneh, who was joint-top scorer for Ethiopia's in the group stages, is ruled out with an injury. The 21-year-old picked up the ankle injury playing for his South African club Bidvest Wits.

He arrived in Ethiopia to join up with the rest of the Walya Antelopes squad on Tuesday but officials then confirmed he would not recover in time to play against Nigeria. Read more from BBC » 

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