Etebo glad to equal 44-year Olympic record

Etebo glad to equal 44-year Olympic record
August 08 08:50 2016

Nigeria sensational forward, Oghenekaro Etebo has expressed delight over his goal-scoring exploits in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games.

Etebo said he was lucky to score four goals and equal a record first set by
West Germany’s Bernd Nickel 44 years ago.

Nickel scored his double brace in a 7-0 spanking of
USA in front of 65,000 fans in Munich.

Portugal-based Etebo, who said he is inspired by
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, scored his four
goals against Japan on Friday.

“When I scored those goals, I didn’t think about
anything. It’s a game of football! Luck was on my
side,” he said.

“I’m not that perfect but I believe, like my coach says,
once you get a chance, it’s better you convert it
because you don’t know when you’re going to get
another one.

“I’m not a kind of special striker or fantastic goalscorer,
but it’s better to be at the right place at the right time to
score good goals.”

Etebo was Goal King when Nigeria won the U-23
AFCON in Senegal in December. He also won the CAF Most Promising
Talent for 2015.