Super Eagles’ midfielder Oghenekharo Etebo, is set to return to the starting lineup for Las Palmas, in what will be his last game for the relegated LaLiga club when they take on Girona at the Gran Canaria on Saturday, AOIFootball.com can authoritatively confirm.
The on-loan CD Feirense midfielder, who was rested in Las Palmas’ 1-0 loss at Eibar last weekend, but will now return as they hope to end their current 15-match losing streak, the longest by the club in the modern era.
Etebo was included in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional World Cup list released on Monday, and he told AOIFootball.com from his base in Spain that he will be playing a part in the game.
“Yes, I will play against Girona. It’s our last game and I hope we can give the fans something to hope for ahead of a very difficult summer. They have been loyal to us so they deserve to test victory,” Etebo said.
The 22-year-old Olympic bronze medalist has been a regular for the modest LaLiga side despite not being able to save them from relegation. He featured in 13 games, recording one assist, including a man of the match performance against Barcelona.