Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sewnet Bishaw talks tough as Ethiopia arrive in Calabar

Head coach of Ethiopia’s football team, Sewnet Bishaw is in confident mood ahead of Saturday’s 2014 Fifa World Cup playoff against Nigeria.

Bishaw spoke exclusively to as the Ethiopian contingent landed in Calabar on Thursday afternoon.

The year-old discussed Saturday’s game extensively and spoke of his respect for the African champions.

“Nigeria are the African champions and deserve our respect. They won the first leg at our ground so we know we must win to go to the World Cup. We want to go to Brazil,” he said.

The Ethiopians who arrived at the Magareth Ekpo airport on Thursday afternoon then checked into the Channel view Hotel in Calabar.

Ethiopia must score at least twice to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil next year and Bishaw believes the task is achievable.

“Nigeria are very strong at home but in football, anything can happen. We will give it our best and see what happens,” he said.

Ethiopia has only beaten Nigeria once in eight meetings at senior level.