Step Aside Etebo, Vitoria Setubal Midfielder Mikel Agu Is King Of Nigerian Players In Portugal


Much have been said about the qualities and abilities of Super Eagles central midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, but base on fact and form it’s fair to say that on current form he isn’t the best Nigerian player in the Portuguese league.


Although he has been ever present for CD Feirense and reports indicate that he has been watched severally by scouts of top European sides, Mikel Agu is one player whose performances for Vitoria Setubal has gone unnoticed by the media in Nigeria.

After years of not going beyond the potential level, the FC Porto loanee is slowly showing the reason why Porto refused to release him despite his countless battles with injuries, fitness and poor form.

So far the defensive midfielder has made the team of the week in Portugal three times while Etebo is yet to be considered. Last night while Etebo was substituted in Feirense 0-0 draw against Vitoria da Guimaraes , Agu lasted the entire duration of his team 1-0 win over Nacional.

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The 23 year old has made 14 appearances this summer, which makes it bewildering that he is not been considered for a call up to the national team while players with inferior statistic and in a lesser league are tipped for a call up to the Super Eagles.

Coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is known as a coach who rewards players with national team call up base on their club form. That said it’s now a matter of when not if Agu will be called up but he has to maintain his current form or even improve on it to further stake his claims.