7 Players Targeting Debut In CIV, Tunisia Friendlies


Complete Sports takes a look at Seven players that will be gunning for their Super Eagles debut when Nigeria take on Cote d’lvoire and Tunisia in the forthcoming international friendly games scheduled for next month.

Coach Gernot Rohr in a bid to further strengthen the Eagles squad named the seven new players in a 25-man-squad that also had some fringe and regular players.

Belgium-based striker, Cyril Dessers leads the pack with Russia based forward Chidera Ejuke; Slovakia-based goalkeeper Matthew Yakubu; Portugal-based defender Zaidu Sanusi, while midfield duo of Denmark-based Frank Onyeka and Austria-based Samson Tijani complete the list.

Fringe Eagles stars named in the squad include goalkeepers Dele Alampasu and Maduka Okoye both with one cap each and midfielder Mikel Agu who is returning to the squad having previously won seven caps.

The Super Eagles, now ranked 29th in the world and third in Africa, will take on the Elephants on 9th October and four days later, will…

Source: Complete Sports