St. George FC without three decisive players this season
As the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) is closing to an end, 14-time title winners St. George FC are suffering from multiple players’ injuries. The Horsemen’s front men: Saladin Said and Getaneh Kebede are not going to play for the club until the end of the season due to injuries.
Saladin Said has had appendicitis surgery last month and has been training for 15 days to recover. He was highly expected to play in last week Sheger derby match on Sunday. However, he has not fully recovered from the surgery and was forced to undergo another surgery.
Former Ethiopian national team striker Saladin has been suffering from various injuries and was unable to play for his club consistently. Similarly, the Horsemen’s record signing Getaneh will not play until the end of the season. Getaneh unfortunately had also gone through knee surgery and has not fully recovered. He is only expected to get back in action after August.
Getaneh was the top goal scorer in the 2017/18 EPL season bagging 25 goals for Dedebit FC. Ever since he signed for St. George, Getaneh’s performance was marred has been unable to be in the top ten goal scorers list.
Elsewhere, St. George FC’s left back Mehari Mena has also had surgery in India after his last month’s injury during the Ethiopian Cup final against Defense FC. He has been recommended by physicians to commence with gym training after a month and his field training after three months.
After 23 games The Horsemen have only managed to win 10 matches, drawing seven, losing five, garnering 38 points. They are placed fourth in the EPL table. Mekele 70 Enderta is leading the league with 48 points.