Las Palmas Star Etebo Misses Poland-Nigeria Friendly, Hopes To Join Super Eagles In London
Published: March 20, 2018
Las Palmas Star Etebo Misses Poland-Nigeria Friendly, Hopes To Join Super Eagles In LondonAllnigeriasoccer.com understands that Las Palmas midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo will not be available for selection for Nigeria's second pre-World Cup friendly against Poland at the Municipal Stadium in Wrocław.

As everyone is aware, the central midfielder did not make Las Palmas's match day squad against Deportivo La Coruna after failing a fitness test hours leading up to the game at Estadio Municipal de Riazor.

Etebo
was substituted at half-time against Villarreal after suffering discomfort in the quadriceps muscle and radiological tests last Thursday revealed that there was no breakage in the damaged area.

However, Las Palmas medical team recommended that he should stop all sporting activities this week, which has effectively ruled him out of the Super Eagles friendly against Poland.

The CD Feirense loanee has given his word that he will join his international teammates in London this weekend, in time for the friendly vs Serbia at the Hive Stadium on March 27.

This recent development will be a big blow to Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr, who is also sweating on the fitness of another midfielder called up, Torino's Joel Obi, ahead of the two friendlies.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel