- Ogehenkaro Etebo was unfortunate not to have been allowed to take a penalty
- Stoke City were trailing Preston North End by 2-0 in the Championship match
- The Super Eagles star won the penalty but Ryan Showcross refuse to let him take it
Oghenekaro Etebo was denied the opportunity to take a penalty he won in Stoke City's 2-0 loss at home to Preston North End in the English Championship.
The Super Eagles midfielder was tripped in the box while Stoke trailed the visitors by 2-0, and it was an opportunity to get a lifeline in the match.
The 23-year-old stepped up to take the ball as club captain Ryan Showcross collected the ball from the Nigerian international and handed it over to Sam Clucas to the his disappointment.
Clucas then forced a fine save from Preston shot-stopper Declan Rudd to the dismay of fans as the visitors ran away with the two-goal advantage.
The former Las Palmas attacker is yet to register a goal for the English club this season in 19 matches as Stoke's fight to return into topflight action suffered another setback as they slip to 15th on the table.
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Etebo joined the Potter's just be World Cup last summer in Russia and he played a key role in teh Super Eagles campaign at the tournament.
The attacking midfielder who has also played one League Cup match this term has been cautioned twice and sent off once respectively.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles star Oghenekaro Etebo has dumped bachelorhood after performing the traditional wedding rites of his better-half, Bethel Ebhota, in a quite ceremony in Warri, Delta State.
According to completesportsnigeria.com, Etebo’s immediate family members, friends and well-wishers were all in attendance at the couple exchanged marital vows at the bride’s residence.
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