Sadiq Umar, Chidozie Awaziem, and Tyronne Ebuehi received late call-ups from Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro ahead of the friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.
Due in significant part to Taiwo Awoniyi, Jamilu Collins, and Ola Aina’s ailments, the invitation was sent out late.
On October 13, Nigeria plays the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia at Portimo, Portugal, followed by a match against Mozambique three days later.
On Tuesday, October 10, all of the participants are anticipated to touch down in Faro, Portugal
Prior to Saturday’s English Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace, Awoniyi sustained a groined injury.
The player is anticipated to be sidelined for a month, thus Real Sociedad’s Umar has been called to the friendly in Portugal to fill the vacancy.
Although Umar has yet to score a goal for Sociedad this season, his talent has recently been linked with a January transfer to Manchester United
The Nigerian striker’s effectiveness has been impacted by injuries from last season, it is crucial to mention. However, his record at Almera is outstanding, showing that he can be successful on the offensive front. In 84 games, he scored 43 goals and contributed 13 assists.
Jordan Torunarigha of KAA Gent and Bright Osayi-Samuel are both suspected by local media to not be totally fit for the next matches, although Peseiro’s worries have been allayed by Torunarigha’s recent performance for Gent against KRC Genk.