Five Super Eagles stars have been ruled out after 18 players arrive in Constantine for an international friendly match against Algeria.
The two former African champions will lock horns next week on September 27 at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran after they failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
However, according to a press statement from the Nigeria Football Federation via Super Eagles’ official social media handle revealed that 18 players have landed for the next week encounter six more stars are still expected to arrive in camp in the coming hours.
Update! 18 players in camp. Okoye, Ekong, Omeruo, Awaziem, Aina, Bassey, Sanusi, Akpoguma, Ozornwafor, Ndidi, Onyeka, Iwobi, Onyedika, Simon, Awoniyi, Ejuke, Dessers, Moffi. Expected: Uzoho, Adebayo, Duru, Saviour, Iheanacho, Lookman. #SoarSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/kNtFJKXrES
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 19, 2022
Hadjuk Split defender Chidozie Awaziem who is a season long loan from FC Porto was the first player to arrive Super Eagles’ camp after he missed last weekend league fixture in Croatia due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
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Six more players are still expected to arrive in camp in the coming hours are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Adewale Adebayo, Leiecster City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, Portugal-based Godwin Saviour, and Lobi Stars’ Ebube Duru.
Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Emmanuel Dennis, Henry Onyekuru, Leon Balogun respectively all been ruled from the encounter against Algeria due to different injuries.
Super Eagles will hold thier first training session on Tuesday before they will debut their new jersey by international sportswear brand Nike against Desert Warrior at the 40,000 Stade Olympique on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Nigeria have lost their last three fixtures against Algeria and will look to buckle that trend in Oran before facing Portugal in another friendly lined up for next month in Lisbon.