Koketso Ramorei
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31 Jul 2015
9:46 am

Mosala-Kebede valuable to Tuks

Koketso Ramorei

University of Pretoria assistant coach Sly Mosala believes the club acquired a proper frontline soldier in Ethopian striker Getaneh Kebede.

Getaneh Kebede has joined University of Pretoria

Kebede, who was deemed surplus to requirements at the Bidvest Wits, made 10 appearances and scored two goals during the 2014/15 season.

READ: Tuks sign Ethiopian striker Kebede

He also featured in five World Cup qualifiers for the Ethiopian national team and scored four goals. He joins Tuks on a year-long loan.

“He was effective in his first season at Wits,” Mosala told the club’s website, “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.”

Mosala added that Kebede, like new signing Lennox Bacela, who was released by Orlando Pirates, will guide and assist the younger players in the team.

“We feel he will link up quite well with the rest of the boys and add great value to the team,” said Mosala.

“Lucky Mathosi and Botshelo Mfulwane 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.”

Kebede said he will improve his work rate to earn the technical team’s faith to be rewarded with a regular spot in the starting XI.

”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,” the Ethopian forward said.