Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro has called up defender William Ekong, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen and 20 others for next week’s friendly against Portugal in Lisbon.
Ebube Duru of Rivers United is listed among the defenders and he is the only NPFL player called up. Others listed include Calvin Bassey, Kevin Akpoguma, midfielders Ayodele-Aribo and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman.
Following his excellent start to the season with Orlando Pirates, Olisa Ndah has been handed a call up to the team – his first call up since the AFCON in January.
Wing back Tyronne Ebuehi makes a long-awaited return to the fold, as well as midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo.
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Defenders Bruno Onyemaechi and Bright Osayi Samuel (based in Portugal and Turkey respectively) are called up for the first time.
Belgian league top-scorer Paul Onuachu also returns to the fold for the three-time African champions.
Thursday’s encounter at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon will kick off at 18.45pm Portugal time (19.45pm in Nigeria).
SQUAD IN FULL:
Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye (Watford FC, England); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
Defenders: William 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)
Midfielders: 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)
Forwards: 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)