All invited players called up to the Super Eagles have all arrived in Constantine ahead of Nigeria’s friendly against Algeria
This does not include those who have been declared injured and will not be part of the game next week.
Twenty-four players have made the trip to Constantine, base of the Super Eagles ahead of their high-profile international friendly against Algeria.
Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was the last player to arrive in camp after forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Rivers United defender Ebube Duru arrived earlier on Wednesday.
Head coach Jose Peseiro now has a full compliment of his players to work with ahead of the friendly game next Tuesday. The likes of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze will be missing, which will give the coach an opportunity to observe other players in their role against the North African giants.
Terem Moffi, who scored in the last game for the Super Eagles, is around to lead the line this time and Cyriel Dessers, who will be looking to impress Peseiro, is available for this one, while Taiwo Awoniyi may play for the first time under Peseiro.
Winger Godwin Saviour will also have a chance to impress the Super Eagles coach while Kevin Akpoguma returns to the squad since the exit of German coach Gernot Rohr. Former Enyimba defender Valentine Ozornwafor, who is the only natural left-footed central defender in the squad, will be eyeing a chance at impressing the gaffer too.
Goalkeeper, Adebayo Adeleye is in camp again and will hope to make his first Super Eagles appearance this time. Other usual suspects like Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Calvin Bassey, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina are also in the team to face the Algerians.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will face Algeria’s home-based team in a training match on Saturday ahead of the showdown with the main team on Tuesday.
Super Eagles coach excited to be back with the team
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro took to social media to express his excitement ahead of the international friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria on September 27th.
The last time the Super Eagles gathered was in June, during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe which ended 2-1 and 10-0 respectively.
“It feels great to be back with the team! Look forward to a week of hard work and training, before the friendly match against Algeria. Let’s go!, he tweeted.
Unfortunately for Nigeria and Algeria, both countries failed to qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Nonetheless, this encounter should be able to bring the best out of the two African football giants.
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