Uzoho, Dressers boost Eagles camp ahead Portugal clash
Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and Cyriel Dessers breezed into the Super Eagles camp on Tuesday morning ahead of the friendly against Portugal, increasing the number of players in the Lisbon camp to 22.
Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze is being awaited. The Jose Peseiro tutored side started their preparation for the game on Monday night in Lisbon with a second session billed for tonight.
The game is scheduled for the Jose Alvalade Stadium,is being used as shape up tie for world Cup bound Portugal while the Super Eagles technical crew will be hoping to use the game to get a bit busy after failing to make it to the world cup.
The players in camp at the time of this report are;
Adeleye, Ekong, Ndidi, Iwobi, Onyemaechi, Akpoguma, Etebo, Duru, Dennis, Onuachu, Lookman, Bassey, Aribo, Ebuehi, Onyeka, Moffi, Awaziem, Bright, Simon, Okoye, Uzoho, Dessers. Expected: Chukwueze.
Thursday’s encounter at the 50,000 -capacity Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon is the first-ever full international between both countries, and it promises fireworks with Portugal heading to the FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar the following day and Nigeria eager to blood a corp of new frontliners after narrowly failing to make the train to Qatar.
Top scorer Victor Osimhen is out injured but Peseiro can still call on on-fire Belgium-based Onuachu, the nifty Dessers, dependable Moses Simon, France-based Moffi and the Italy-based winger Lookman.
Portugal, 1966 FIFA World Cup bronze medallists and champions of Europe six years ago, will no doubt roll out their full arsenal, including five-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo – unarguably one of the best to have played the game.