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22-Man Super Eagles Squad Storm Dnipro Today Ahead Ukraine Friendly

22-Man Super Eagles Squad Storm Dnipro Today Ahead Ukraine Friendly

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William Troost-Ekong and Oghenekaro Etebo are expected to lead the Super Eagles into Dnipro, Ukraine today (Saturday) ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match with the nation’s national team, reports Completesports.com.

It is the Super Eagles first outing since they finished in third position at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Captain of the side, Ahmed Musa pulled out of the trip on Thursday night as a result of injury that has failed to heal as quickly as he anticipated, adding to the earlier forced withdrawals of defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Tyronne Ebuehi, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Henry Onyekuru.

Anderson Esiti, Bryan Idowu, Josh Maja and Emmanuel Dennis have been named as replacements for the quintet.

The Dnipro Arena, which is home ground to top club, FC Dnipro, is a 31,000 –capacity facility that was opened in September 2008 and situated in the city of Dnipro, the third largest city in Ukraine after the capital city Kyiv and Kharkiv.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joseph Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)

Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Joshua Maja (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium)

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • See squad of players. Na WA ohhh
    God bless Nigeria.

  • where is ovie ejaria nigerian ronaldinho.
    ejaria is what super eagle need as a replacement for okocha not aribo

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Good luck to Oga Rohr and the entire team. I love you all. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Kweli 2 years ago

    If Osimhen gets a chance to play for at least 60 minutes, I expect him to score two past Ukraine.

  • Ejiara and Lookman Ademola are needed in the super eagles. Mr. Rohr and Nff please start to process their change of allegiance

  • We’ll..The team is 90% complete..with Uzoho, Ezenwa and Okoye. We should just add Osigwe and pick the best 3 from them.
    I read NFF are processing the paper works of Ehizibue (Cologne) and should have made the cut for the friendly if not for the delay. Good as a replacement for Ebuehi (an injury prone) as I don’t really trust idowu. Then a natural left foot center back in Ohis Udokhai. That’s for the defence the likes of Mandela egbo can wait.
    In midfield..Ejaria and Eze(incase Iwobi is having a bad day)…that’s all to join Indidi, Etebo, Aribo and Iwobi and may be Azubuike. I think we are good in attack now with Musa, Chuckzee, Kalu, Onyekuru, Simon, Maja, Osimhen, Onuach, Okereke and Denis…the like of Ojo, Lookman, Bazee can wait on stand by(paper works can be long thing sometimes).what this team need is to play together and blend. I think we’ll be there soon.