Etebo Out As Super Eagles Begin Training For Brazil Friendly

Etebo Out Super Eagles Training Brazil Friendly

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has chosen not to replace Oghenekaro Etebo and Ola Aina who withdrew from the Brazil international friendly scheduled for Sunday in Singapore.

Stoke City’s Etebo was the last-minute withdrawal from the friendly game yesterday as the 21 players in camp in the Asian city had their first training session.

The Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye said “all the 21 players here trained on Thursday morning and will train twice Friday. The official training session will take place on Saturday, with the match scheduled to kick off at 1pm Nigeria time on Sunday.”

Rohr already replaced defender Kenneth Omeruo with Tyronne Ebuehi, while Efosa Solomon-Otabor joined the camp following France-based Samuel Kalu’s unavailability.

Solomon-Otabor and forward Peter Olayinka are coming into the Super Eagles camp for the first time ever while Ebuehi returns for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

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Ramon Azeez will also be making a return, and defenders Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, as well as midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, are back after missing the 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro last month.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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