Getaneh Kebede's recent call-up to represent Ethiopia in his nation's World Cup qualifying clash against Nigeria appears to have put his club, Wits, in a difficult position.
The club had placed the striker on the injured-reserve list to allow him time to recover from a niggling ankle injury he had been battling with. Consequently, the 21-year-old hit-man has not featured in the club's most recent matches.
Although the player has been inactive recently, he still received a call-up for national team duty and despite his injury, Wits allowed the player to join up with the Black Lions. It's not entirely clear why the club allowed Kebede to do so.
A source at the club explained that they were in a bit of a quandary about whether to release him or not.
The source told the Siya crew, "Kebede has gone to do duty with his national team. It's been on recommendation from Wits' doctors and their doctors that they communicate with each other.
"It's at a point where they could be about to qualify for the World Cup, so he was allowed to go. He possibly shouldn't be playing because it was only recently he was wearing a medical boot for his ankle.
"Look, it's an issue between club and country but if he turns up for them and plays, there's going to be big s**t. It's not as if it's a little niggle, I mean he was in a boot for his ankle to heal."