Oghenekaro Etebo: Dream Team VI striker in race to be fit for Germany clash

Oghenekaro Etebo: Dream Team VI striker in race to be fit for Germany clash

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Dream Team VI striker, Oghenekaro Etebo is in a race against time to be fit for Nigeria’s U-23 clash with Germany in the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Etebo who netted a quadruple in Dream Team VI’s first Rio 2016 game which they won 5-4 got injured in the last Group Game which they lost 2-0 to Colombia.

After staying away from the quarter-final win over Denmark, the 20-year-old is fighting hard to be fit for semi-final clash against Germany.

Giving an update on the team, media officer of the Dream Team VI, Timi Ebikagboro revealed that the striker has a 50/50 chance to be fit for the game.

A major doubt for the Germany clash midfielder is Azubuike Okechukwu.

“It’s only Azubuike that will be missing the s-final like he did last year in Senegal, God bless the Dream Team,” Timi wrote onTwitter.

John Mikel Obi will not have any fears of missing either the final or the third place match due to yellow card accumulation.

John Obi Mikel

A second yellow card in Rio 2016 will not stop John Mikel Obi from playing in the final or third place match (Getty Images )

Going by the rules, if Mikel picks a yellow card against Germany, he will be available for the final and the third place game as all cards gotten in the quarter-finals have been cancelled.

Timi also revealed that German’s are in the same Bourbon Convention Hotel with the Dream Team VI.

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