Super Eagles’ camp bubbles as Nigeria dares Ronaldo, Portugal

Head Coach, José Santos Peseiro, has the full compliment of invited players as three-time African champions, Nigeria, get set for what could be a fiery international friendly with Portugal in Lisbon, tomorrow.
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Super Eagles are gearing for an international friendly against Portugal… tomorrow.

Head Coach, José Santos Peseiro, has the full compliment of invited players as three-time African champions, Nigeria, get set for what could be a fiery international friendly with Portugal in Lisbon, tomorrow.

In camp are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye and Adebayo Adeleye; defenders William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Kevin Akpoguma, Calvin Bassey, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bruno Onyemaechi, Bright Osayi-Samuel and Ebube Duru; as well as midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.

The forwards in the camp are Moses Simon, Cyriel Dessers, Terem Moffi, Paul Onuachu, Emmanuel Dennis and Ademola Lookman. Forward Samuel Chukwueze was being expected last night.
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Tomorrow’s encounter at the 50,000-capacity Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon is the first-ever full international between both countries, and it promises fireworks with Portugal heading to the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar the following day and Nigeria eager to blood a crop of new frontliners after failing to make the train to Qatar.

Top scorer, Victor Osimhen, is out injured but Peseiro can still call on on-fire Belgium-based Onuachu, the nifty Dessers, dependable Moses Simon, France-based Moffi and the Italy-based winger Lookman.

Portugal, 1966 FIFA World Cup bronze medallists and champions of Europe six years ago, will no doubt roll out their full arsenal, including five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo – unarguably one of the best to have played the game.
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