Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has the total praise of invited gamers as three-time African champions Nigeria get set for what could possibly be a fiery worldwide pleasant with Portugal in Lisbon on Thursday.
In camp are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye and Adebayo Adeleye, defenders William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Kevin Akpoguma, Calvin Bassey, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bruno Onyemaechi, Shiny Osayi-Samuel and Ebube Duru, in addition to midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.
There are additionally forwards Moses Simon, Cyriel Dessers, Terem Moffi, Paul Onuachu, Emmanuel Dennis and Ademola Lookman. Ahead Samuel Chukwueze was being anticipated on Tuesday night time.
Thursday’s encounter on the 50,000 -capacity Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon is the first-ever full worldwide between each international locations, and it guarantees fireworks with Portugal heading to the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar the next day and Nigeria wanting to blood a corp of recent frontliners after narrowly failing to make the practice to Qatar.
High scorer Victor Osimhen is out injured however Peseiro can nonetheless name on on-fire Belgium-based Onuachu, the nifty Dessers, reliable Moses Simon, France-based Moffi and the Italy-based winger Lookman.
Portugal, 1966 FIFA World Cup bronze medallists and champions of Europe six years in the past, will little question roll out their full arsenal, together with five-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo – unarguably the most effective to have performed the sport.