Oghenekaro Etebo ‘Wayne Rooney is my hero’ Rio 4-goal hero says

Many have likened his style of play to that of Rooney and Etebo confirmed that he has always looked at the Manchester United man.

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Nigeria’s four goal hero at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Oghenekaro Etebo has revealed England captain, Wayne Rooney to be his hero.

Etebo netted a quadruple as Nigeria’s U-23 side beat Japan 5-4 in their first Group B game of Olympics. 

Many have likened his style of play to that of Rooney and Etebo confirmed that he has always looked at the Manchester United man.

Pressure part of the job at Manchester United: Rooney play Wayne Rooney (Reuters)

 

There’s one player that I really cherish most,” the forward told FIFA.com.

He’s playing for Manchester United and his name is Wayne Rooney. I really like him a lot from day one.

Etebo who finished as highest scorer at the CAF U-23 African Cup of Nations where Nigeria qualified for Rio 2016, believes the Dream Team VI have what it takes to win gold. 

The way we are going, I believe we are going to get it right. As long as we’re disciplined, we’re going to take advice from the coach, to listen to his instructions that he has given for every game,” he added.

Oghenekaro Etebo play Oghenekaro Etebo (Getty Images)

“I believe we’re going to do it. I believe we’re going to get it right.”

Etebo and his teammates take on Germany on Wednesday, August 17 in the semifinals.

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