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SportAbubeker Nasir emulates fellow Ethiopians in DStv Prem

Abubeker Nasir emulates fellow Ethiopians in DStv Prem

Nasir was on target over the weekend in the 4-0 massacre of Kaizer Chiefs adding his name to the scoreboard with a finish that gave glimpses of his abilities after turning his marker inside out before drilling the ball home.

It was his first goal in the colors of his new club.

Just like in midweek when he made his debut in the defeat to TS Galaxy, Nasir came off from the bench for his second appearance which ended with a goal to his name. Scoring in their second games for clubs has become a trend for Ethiopian strikers upon their arrival in the PSL.

Nine years ago, Bidvest Wits signed Getaneh Kebede from Dedebit FC and did the same. 

Kebede scored his first goal in what was also his second appearance – a game that had Bloemfontein Celtic as the opponents. Kebede would eventually score six goals in 19 appearances in his first season and then went on to have a stint with the University of Pretoria before heading back home.

Back in 2006, Fikru Tefera Lemessa also did the same.

After announcing his debut for Orlando Pirates against Maritzburg United he also scored in his second appearance for The Bucs slamming the opener against Silver Stars. Fikru went on to score three goals in the only season he spent at Pirates before moving on to SuperSport United where he won the league twice.

There have only been five Ethiopians to ever play in the PSL dating all the way back to August 1996 which includes Nasir, Tefera, Kebede, Fisehayimer Begashew, and Mohamed Ibrahim. 


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