Oghenekaro Etebo Eager To Defy Injury, Be Fit For World Cup

By Johnny Edward:
Las Palmas midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has expressed his eagerness to work his way to full fitness for the World Cup campaign with Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.

Etebo, will miss Las Palmas’ Spanish LaLiga clash against Eibar on Saturday due to a muscle injury.

The 22 year old is also one of the four Super Eagles players currently recuperating from injuries ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“The muscles will be fine for the World Cup, there are no worries about that,” Etebo told CSN in a chat.

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“I’m hoping to play in the pre-World Cup friendlies with the team when we regroup again in Nigeria.”

Etebo is expected to be named in Nigeria’s preliminary World Cup squad which will be released next week.

The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, Etebo joined Las Palmas on loan from Portuguese club CD Feirense in January featuring in 13 league appearances for the club since his move.

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