FULL LIST: Musa missing as Osimhen, Lookman make 23-man squad for Portugal clash

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Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles, has named his 23-man squad for the friendly match with Portugal.

The list was unveiled in a statement released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday.

The star-studded list included regulars like Ademola Lookman, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen, and Moses Simon, while Ahmed Musa, the team’s captain, was obviously missing.

The Nigerian gaffer also handed Bruno Onyemaechi and Bright Osayi Samuel their first call-up to the Super Eagles while Tyrone Ebuehi and Paul Onuach return to the national team.


The match will be played at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon on November 17, by 7:45 pm (Nigerian time).

Portugal will use the friendly match as a warm-up ahead of the World Cup.

The Fernando Santos’ team is in group H alongside Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea.



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)

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