The Nigerian midfielder has been a big hit for the Yellow-Blacks since joining them on loan in the summer
Super Eagles midfield dynamo Oghenekaro Etebo is a major doubt for Aris Thessaloniki’s crucial Greek Cup match against Levadiakos after suffering an injury in training.
Aris will make the trip to the Municipal Stadium of Livadeia on Friday, December 16, to face Levadiakos in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash in the Greek Cup.
Crucial to manager Alan Pardew’s plans is midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo. The Nigerian midfielder has been influential for the Yellow-Blacks since joining on loan from Stoke City in the summer.
Aris Thessaloniki have lost only one of the six games Etebo has featured in since he arrived in Greece. The 27-year-old especially earned top plaudits for his performance in the 4-0 demolition of PAS Giannina and the 5-0 thumping of Lamia, Aris’ last two games before the World Cup break in mid-November.
However, Etebo’s hopes of participating in the matchup with Levadiakos hit a major brick wall after he picked up a knock in training on Wednesday.
According to Greek daily news site To10, Etebo experienced discomfort in his right gastrocnemius. Aris’ medical team will evaluate Etebo’s condition on Thursday and give the final confirmation of his availability or otherwise for the Cup clash.
Aris have not won the Greek Cup in more than five decades, with the Yellows last lifting the trophy in 1970.