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Oghenekaro Etebo Las Palmas reveal midfielder has been invited for Super Eagles upcoming friendlies

Las Palmas have confirmed Etebo is has been invited for matches against Poland and Serbia

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Oghenekaro Etebo play Las Palmas have confirmed that Etebo has been invited for the friendlies against Poland and Serbia (Las Palmas/Twitter)

Spanish La Liga side UD Las Palmas have revealed that Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has been invited for Nigeria’s upcoming friendly matches.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to play a total of five preparatory matches before the 2018 FIFA World Cup, however the Nigeria’s football body have sent a letter to the Spanish side for the first two matches.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to take on fellow World Cup participants, Poland and Serbia and Etebo is among the players to prosecute the matches for Nigeria.

A Picture of the midfielder was posted on the club's Twitter account alongside a statement which read “Etebo, convened by Nigeria to dispute the friendlies against Poland and Serbia.”

A statement on the club’s website confirms the midfielder's request , “The UD player Las Palmas, Etebo, has been summoned by Nigeria for the two friendly matches that the African team will play in Poland, in Wroclaw (March 23) and against Serbia in London (March 27)”.

It further states that the club will comply with FIFA’s rules,

“In accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Regulations on the 'Statute and Transfer of Players', UD Las Palmas will release the player so that he can travel to Poland, since he must join with his team on Monday, March 19.”

Oghenekaro Etebo play

Oghenekaro Etebo

(Las Palmas Twitter)


Etebo who moved during the January transfer window declared he did not come to Las Palmas to sit on the bench, and has backed up his statement with impressive performances.

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