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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Oghenekaro Etebo celebrates his goal for Getafe Football Club

Super Eagles talented Midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo joined LaLiga side, Getafe on a six-month loan deal, after struggling for regular playing time at Stoke City, with the hope of helping the team secure a champions league qualification. 

Getafe also intend making the loan permanent in the summer with a purchase option inserted in the deal, based on his performance and he proved himself worthy of a permanent deal against Eibar on Saturday evening, when he got his first LA Liga goal in a fashionable manner in the 30th minutes but was replaced in the 69th minutes as the game ended in a draw.


In the race for Champions League qualification, Getafe missed out on the chance to go above Atletico Madrid on the table following their 1-1 draw with Eibar on matchday 30 fixture. 

Oghenekaro Etebo opened the scoring for the home team at 30th minute, but the two teams were level at the break, with Eibar's Charles nodding home in first-half stoppage time.


The 24-year-old who was making his ninth appearance in the Spanish top-flight, broke the deadlock at the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Perez on the half-hour mark to put the hosts ahead.

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It took the Nigeria international 23 matches and 1,727 minutes in total before opening his account in La Liga since his debut against Malaga on February 5, 2018.

The Getafe jersey number 5 became the 21st Nigerian-born player to score in La Liga and joins Elderson Echiejile, Nduka Ugbade, Brown Ideye, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Amunike and Kenneth Omeruo on one goal. 


The Nigeria international was on parade for 69 minutes before he was replaced due to injury, there next game, will be a trip to 15th-placed Real Valladolid next week Tuesday, and they will be hoping to have Etebo back in time.

The Super Eagles midfielder has made himself a vital cog in Jose Bordalas’ system with his ball-winning skills and midfield contributions.

Nigeria-Born Scorers In La Liga History

1) Ikechukwu Uche - 43 goals
2) Christopher Ohenhen - 42
3) Kalu Uche - 38
4) Finidi George - 37
5) Mutiu Adepoju - 22
6) Odion Ighalo - 13
7) Samuel Chukwueze - 8
8) Obafemi Martins - 7
9) Isaac Success - 7
10) Victor Obinna - 4
11) Ramon Azeez - 4
12) Rashidi Yekini - 3
13) Bartholomew Ogbeche - 3
14) Nosa Igiebor - 2
15) Elderson - 1
16) Nduka Ugbade - 1
17) Brown Ideye - 1
18) Moses Simon - 1
19) Emmanuel Amunike - 1
20) Kenneth Omeruo - 1
21) Oghenekaro Etebo - 1

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