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October 11, 2019 at 5:22 PMKCEE
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have begun training sessions in Singapore ahead of Sunday’s international friendly match with five-time world champions Brazil.
Stoke City of England’s Oghenekaro Etebo was a late withdrawal from the roster, but all the other 21 players trained on Thursday morning and would train twice on Friday.
The official training session would take place on Saturday, with the match scheduled to kick off at 1pm Nigeria time the following day.
Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has opted not to call any more players following the withdrawal of Etebo, and Wednesday’s withdrawal of defender Olaoluwa Aina as a result of injury.
The Franco-German already replaced defender Kenneth Omeruo with Tyronne Ebuehi, while Efosa Solomon-Otabor joined the camp following Samuel Kalu’s unavailability.
Solomon-Otabor and forward Peter Olayinka joined the team for the first time while Ebuehi returned for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Former junior international midfielder Ramon Azeez also made a return, and defenders Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, as well as midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also returned after missing the 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro in September.
See the names of the 21 Super Eagles to battle Brazil below:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)
Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Efosa Solomon-Otabor (PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic).
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