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23 Super Eagles players arrive Lisbon for Portugal friendly

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All 23 Super Eagles called up for Thursday’s international friendly against Portugal are now in camp.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Portugal, Alex Kefas, visiting Super Eagles players after training in Lisbon.

Picture: Nigeria’s Ambassador to Portugal, Alex Kefas, visiting Super Eagles players after training in Lisbon.

The latest to arrive was Samuel Chuwueze, hours after goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and Cyriel Dessers landed the team’s camp in Lisbon on Tuesday morning.

Cryriel Dessers replaces Victor Osimhen who was ruled out due to an injury.

Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, had announced this on its Twitter page, but did not explain the nature of his injury.

So far, the team has had two training sessions in preparation for the game billed for the 50,000 -capacity José Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon on Thursday.

Kick off time is 7:45pm Nigeria time. This is the first time the Eagles and Portugal would meet at senior level.

 

SUPER EAGLES SQUAD:

Goalkeepers:

Maduka Okoye (Watford FC); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem)

Defenders:

Captain William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC); Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce FC)

Midfielders:

Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC); Oghenekaro Etebo (Aris Thessaloniki)

Forwards:

Moses Simon (Nantes FC); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC); Terem Moffi (Lorient FC); Paul Onuachu (Genk FC); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli); Emmanuel Dennis (Nottingham Forest)

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