Bafana Bafana had been given a harsh reminder of the risk posed through capacity banana pores and skin Ethiopia in advance of a World Cup qualifying double-header.
Bafana tour to Bahir Dar Stadium in Bahir Dar, northern Ethiopia to fulfill the hosts withinside the 0.33 Group G fit on Saturday with a factor isolating the 2 groups.
The final time the 2 facets met proved disastrous for Bafana with a 2-1 defeat in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. Getaneh Kebede and an very own purpose via way of means of Bernard Parker gave the Ethiopians the win, whilst the go back leg in Rustenburg ended as a 1-1 draw with The Wailas in the long run topping the group.
"The group is getting ready with the aim of having factors from those video games towards South Africa due to the fact we're nevertheless in with a chance," Fikru tells KickOff.com.
"Remember South Africa is only a factor beforehand folks with 4 video games remaining, so we've got the entirety to play for specially withinside the domestic recreation.
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"The plan is to win the primary recreation at domestic after which attempt to squeeze anything we will withinside the go back leg in South Africa like we did ultimate time. Getting 3 factors at domestic is non-negotiable for us due to the fact we realize how a lot domestic floor counts.
"This is soccer and we're gambling to win. South Africa isn't anyt any unique to us due to the fact they have got 4 factors, and we've 3. It may be tough to claim who will win however the domestic crew consists of the advantage, and we need 3 factors from this one as we did in opposition to Zimbabwe."
Fikru brought that the 2 facets have been nearer in first-class than many might imagine and play a comparable logo of soccer.
"Listen, Bafana play the equal manner as Ethiopia due to the fact we additionally play it at the floor and understand a way to knock it around. It may be an exciting fit due to the fact each aspects have desirable gamers. We are gambling suitable soccer so I'm hoping for a great fit with my united states triumphing due to the fact I need us to qualify for the World Cup for the primary time ever," Fikru delivered.
"We have all our gamers referred to as up to be had which include the captain Getaneh. The united states wishes a end result and I understand the gamers will supply particularly the ones tasked with scoring dreams like Getaneh and Abubeker Nassir. We are searching ahead to this sport right here and we need to make it count."
Fikru began out out withinside the PSL with Orlando Pirates earlier than offering at SuperSport United in a profession that noticed him function for South African groups including the University of Pretoria, Free State Stars, Milano United, Bidvest Wits and Highlands Park.
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