Opposed to Algeria on September 27 in Oran in a friendly match, Nigeria is not spared from injuries either! Super Eagles coach José Peseiro has just been forced to make five changes to his list of 25 players unveiled on Saturday.
Central defender Leon Balogun, wingers Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze and Henry Onyekuru and striker Emmanuel Dennis (himself called in as reinforcements) have all just withdrawn! Remember that attackers Victor Osimhen (Naples) and Sadiq Umar (Almeria) had already had to give up due to injury even before the announcement of the list.
Under these conditions, three elements were called in as reinforcements: central defender Valentine Ozornwafor (2 selections), recruited by Sochaux this summer, plus two newcomers. First the winger of Casa Pia in Portugal, Godwin Savior (26 years old), as well as the local left side Ebube Duru (Rivers United, 23 years old), already passed by the selection A ‘.
Update: Injured(Ruled out of the friendly): Musa, Chukwueze, Leon Balogun, Onyekuru, Dennis. Replacements: Ozornwafor, Godwin Savior, Ebube Duru. #SoarSuperEagles
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