The Nigeria midfielder has been impressive since swapping his Portuguese side for life in English second tier
Oghenekaro Etebo is in the running for Player of the Year award at Stoke City.
The 23-year-old joined the Potters from Portuguese outfit CD Feirense prior to travelling to Russia to represent Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup.
He has since become a crucial member of Nathan Jones’ squad, making 36 Championship appearances with two goals to his credit.
His performances has earned him praises from his coach, players, fans and oppositions; Sheffield United coach Steve Bruce’s rave review topping the pile.
Etebo is up against members of Stoke’s first team who have made 10 or more league and cup appearances this season.
On the international scene though, he is set to help Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations billed to kick off on June 21.
The Super Eagles will hope to navigate past Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar to seal a place in the knockouts.