Portugal Vs Nigeria Friendly: Peseiro Names Two New Players In Super Eagles 23-Man Squad

Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro has unveiled his 23-man squad for the international friendly game against 2022 World Cup-bound Portugal in Lisbon on Thursday, 17 November.

The list of invited players was announced by the Nigeria Football Federation’s Communications Department today (Friday).

Among some of the notable names are captain William Ekong, Francis Uzoho and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Calvin Bassey, Kevin Akpoguma, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen.
The quartet of Oghenekaro Etebo Tyronne Ebuehi, Paul Onuachu and Olisa Ndah are making a return to the team.

Meanwhile Portugal-based Bruno Onyemaechi and Fenerbahce’s Bright Osayi-Samuel are called up for the first time.

The international friendly game between the Eagles and Portugal will take place inside the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon and will kick off at 6.45pm Portugal time (7.45pm in Nigeria).

This is the first time the Eagles and Portugal would meet at senior level.

Portugal are in Group H with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Super Eagles’ 23-man squad for Portugal friendly:


Maduka Okoye (Watford FC, England); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)


William Troost-Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)


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


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

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