Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has spoken about the recent saga involving embattled Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Earlier, reports claimed that the new Stoke City signing petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) demanding for the monies owed him and other players, including Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, by Warri Wolves under the leadership of Pinnick.
The midfielder has dissociated himself from widespread rumours that he wrote a petition against the Confederation of African Football (CAF) 1st Vice-President who has in recent times been a subject of scrutiny from the EFCC.
“My attention was drawn to a newspaper report that myself and Daniel Akpeyi signed a petition against Warri Wolves.
“My picture was even used in the story, which is totally false and a calculated attempt to drag my name into something I know nothing about,” Etebo pointed out.
“Since I left Warri Wolves, I have never complained about money to anyone, neither did I sign any petition.
“This story is meant to create distractions and confusion.
“I don’t want anyone to use my name to create confusion. I want to concentrate on my career.
“I think they just want to use my name and Akpeyi to score a point, but it is not fair.” He concluded.
Oghenekaro Etebo was one of the standout performers for the Super Eagles at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and started all three Group D games at the tournament. Nigeria got eliminated in the group stages.