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Dennis Replaces Injured Onyekuru For Algeria Friendly

Dennis Replaces Injured Onyekuru For Algeria Friendly

Emmanuel Dennis has been drafted in as replacement for the Injured Henry Onyekuru in Nigeria’s squad for the international friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Onyekuru was named in Nigeria’s 25-man squad for the game by head coach, Jose Peseiro on Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old however sustained an injury in his club Adana Demirspor’s 3-0 win at Antalyaspor later in the day.

He was replaced by compatriot, David Akintola at half-time.

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According to a tweet from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Dennis will now take his place in the squad.

“Update: Emmanuel Dennis replaces injured Henry Onyekuru for Algeria,”reads a tweet on the NFF’s official Twitter handle.

Dennis joined Nottingham Forest from Watford this summer.

He was in action in Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 defeat to Fulham on Friday night.

The Super Eagles will take on Algeria at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran on Tuesday, September 27.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ololo 2 years ago

    One thing I have come to understand is that every player is new in the eyes of our new coach.. even the old players are new in his eyes ,he wants to see if what he has heard of them are actually true!!

    Dennis that was once an hot cake is now a stand by player.. moffi use to be a stand by player, he wants called up in our previous games because some players were not available.. he wasn’t even on the list of invited players now moffi is one of the first names on any list owing to his performance in our last games.. what am I saying? Whether a replacement or stand by player.. take your chance to remain relevant in the team

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