By Johnny Edward: Spanish La Liga club Las Palmas have revealed that their midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has been invited by the Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr for next month’s international friendly matches against Poland and Serbia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Etebo, who has been one of Las Palmas standout performers since he joined the club a forthnight ago, will be released by the club on March 19th for the games.
“UD Las Palmas player, 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) ),” the club announced on their official website on Monday.
“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.”
The former Warri Wolves midfielder has made 10 international appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring one goal.
Prior to his move to Las Palmas, Etebo scored four goals and provided one assist for C.D. Feirense in 18 Portuguese league games this season.
The 22-year-old midfielder has played two games for Las Palmas since joining the club.
Other players expected to be included in the squad for the games are Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong Leon Balogun, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa.