Club Brugge midfielder, Richard Onyedika is set to make his Super Eagles after he was invited by head coach, Jose Peseiro ahead of the international friendly match with Algeria on Tuesday, 27th September.
In a list released by the Nigeria Football Federation, Peseiro invited captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and 22 other players to take on former African champions Algeria.
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Also called are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Calvin Bassey, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Cyriel Dessers while Germany –based defender Kevin Akpoguma also returns to the fold.
Three –time African champions Nigeria and two-time African champions Algeria clash at the 40,000 Stade Olympique in Oran on Tuesday, 27th September, with the invited players expected to confluence in the city of Constantine on Monday, 19th September.
All the invited players:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye, Adeleye Adebayo
Defenders: William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Kevin Akpoguma, Leon Balogun
Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Richard Onyedika
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Henry Onyekuru, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke, Cyriel Dessers, Terem Moffi