Stoke’s Etebo ruled out of Brazil/Nigeria clash

Stoke’s Etebo ruled out of Brazil/Nigeria clash

Nigeria’s Super Eagles suffered another blow ahead of Sunday’s clash with Brazil when Stoke City midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo was ruled out of the prestige friendly on Thursday.

Etebo was expected to join up with his teammates in Singapore on Thursday morning but he has now withdrawn from the encounter.

Etebo’s withdrawal adds to the list of absentees already for the game which includes winger Samuel Kalu and more recently fullback Ola Aina.

The remaining twenty-one players however trained on Thursday afternoon (evening in Singapore) as reported by Your Sports Memo yesterday.

The team will train three more times before taking to the pitch against the five-time world Champions in Singapore on Sunday, starting from 1pm Nigerian time.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins were the late arrivals in camp before the team’s full training session.

Players in Singapore

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 Padeborn 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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