Etebo makes Stoke City debut in friendly loss to VFL Bochum

Etebo makes Stoke City debut in friendly loss to VFL Bochum

Super Eagles central midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo made his first appearance for EFL club, Stoke City who fell to a 2-0 defeat to Bundesliga 2 outfit, VFL Bochum in a pre-season friendly.


The match played at the OB1 Arena on Wednesday saw Etebo who started the game on the bench as he joined the fray 20 minutes before full time.


He came close to reducing the deficit for the Potters five minutes from time, but his superb effort from distance fizzled just wide.


Janelt broke the deadlock for the German side in the 24th minute. He found space inside the penalty area and let rip a thunderous half-volley which went into the roof of the net.


He produced a moment of magic in the 44th minute as he skipped past three Stoke City defenders and expertly guided the ball into the net.


Etebo joined Stoke City from Portuguese club CD Feirense last month. He was one of Nigeria’s bright stars at the recently concluded Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup won by France.

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