Super Eagles get Etebo boost as midfielder returns to squad training at Watford


The Super Eagles on Tuesday received a big boost ahead of their 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff clash against Ghana next month with the return of Peter Oghenekaro Etebo to squad training at Premier League side, Watford.

Etebo has been out since the end of September with a torn quad muscle he picked up against Newcastle United at the Vicarage Road stadium.

The 25-year-old, who is on loan from Stoke, sustained the injury towards the end of the club’s 1-1 draw and was ruled out for between four and five months.

The injury ruled the midfielder out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations and he has missed the Hornets’ last 15 Premier League games.

Etebo has only featured in six Premier League games for Watford this term, starting four of the matches. Overall he has played just seven times for the club in all competitions so far.

In recent days the club has shared images of the Nigerian working outside alongside his teammates.

Whether or not he will be available ahead of the club’s crucial relegation six-pointer away at Burnley this weekend remains to be seen, but it shows that new manager Roy Hodgson could have the Nigerian at his disposal very soon.

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