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Ethiopian giants St.George have done a major coup in their lastest signing bringing in well established and lethal striker Getaneh Kebede from Debebit handing him a two year deal at Sanjaw.

In the 2017  season’s Ethiopian Premier League (EPL)  Getaneh Kebede of Dedebit set a new record with 25 goals.

With his closest rival in  remote second  Salhadin Seid of Saint George finishing with  15 goals. For Getaneh this was a big achievement in his long years of football career and now he joins Sala in what has been argued to be one of the deadliest attacks for any team in Ethiopia.

Getaneh  began his club career with Debub Police, before which he moved to Dedebit. He was the 2013 top scorer of the Ethiopian Premier league. On July 19, 2013, it was announced that Kebede succeeded in a trial with Bidvest Wits and signed a three-year contract with the team.[On September 2016 he joined his old club dedebit.

Getaneh has been  part of the Ethiopia national football team Walia Ibex  where he made his debut in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Somalia in November 2011. In the second-leg against Somalia, he scored two goals in a 5–0 win, which sent Ethiopia to the second round of World Cup qualification.

Getaneh Kebede scored twice against Algeria in 2017 African cap of nations qualifier held in Addis Ababa to deny the Desert Foxes booking their tickets for cap of nations. Ethiopia draw 3–3 with superb performance from Kebede on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016.

He Scored 2 goals against Lesotho in 2-1 win on 5 June 2016 and added 1 more on the return game at Awassa Kenema Stadium on September 3, 2016. Ethiopia Won the game 2-1 and finished runner up in group J and unable to qualify for 2017 African cup of nations. However Getaneh is the second top scorer of the qualifications with 6 goals behind El Arabi Hillel Soudani of Algeria who tops the list with 7 goals.


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