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Nigeria’s Super Eagles lineup against Portugal announced

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal national team in a friendly match on Thursday, and head coach Jose Peseiro has named his team.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal national team in a friendly match on Thursday, and head coach Jose Peseiro has named his team.

National team captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, forward Paul Onuachu, and central midfielder Wilfred Ndidi lead the 23-man roster.

In addition to Calvin Bassey and Kevin Akpoguma, the squad includes midfielders Ayodele-Aribo and Alex Iwobi, as well as strikers Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, and Victor Osimhen.

The Super Eagles and Portugal, who will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will clash in the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon at 20:45 CAT.

Nigeria entire squad:

Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye (Watford FC, England); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)

Defenders: William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Aris Thessaloniki, Greece)

Forwards: Moses Simon (Nantes FC, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Terem Moffi (Lorient FC, France); Paul Onuachu (Genk FC, Belgium); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Emmanuel Dennis (Nottingham Forest, England)