Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Etebo Peter Oghenekaro was born on 9 November, 1995 in Lagos. Etebo began his youth career at Lord Honour F.C, a football academy in Warri. He was signed to the youth setup of Nigerian Premier Football League side Warri Wolves at the start of the 2012/2013 season. He is a Nigerian football midfielder, who plays for the Portuguese club CD Feirense and the Nigerian national team. He has been described as a box-to-box midfielder who possesses boundless energy and is able to support defensive play in addition to his natural attacking talents. Etebo is known for making runs from deep and arriving in the box from midfield to complete attacking moves. His versatility has also seen him play in the right-back position for both club and his national team.
Peter made his international debut on 27 July 2013 against Côte d’Ivoire in a 2–0 loss in Abidjan during the 2014 African Nations Championship qualification campaign for home-based players. He also played against Jordan in an international friendly on 23 October 2013. In December 2015, he helped the Nigerian U-23 Team to the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Senegal; finishing top scorer with 5 goals, including a brace in a 2–1 win against Algeria in the final.
His two debut goals were characterized by deep runs from his team’s own half. Having almost single-handedly guaranteed Nigeria’s qualification to the Olympic games, he was subsequently selected by Nigeria in the 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.