Nigeria’s Portuguese manager, José Santos Peseiro has known as on the a few-time African champions to present guts, grit and gumption by aiming for victory above hosts Portugal in Thursday’s status global welcoming in Lisbon.
Both of those countries’ A squads go for every other’s jugular at the 50,000 -capacity Estádio José Alvalade in what is the to start with senior worldwide clash concerning them, as from 6.45 pm Portugal time (7.45 pm Nigeria time).
“Sincerely, I am wishing that this is a FIFA Planet Cup group stage match, simply because I tell you, that is the stage at which Nigeria should really be participating in. Even nevertheless that is not the scenario, our objective is to go out there and get.
“It is very good that we are taking part in massive teams. I am enamoured by that, mainly because this is superior for the group and it will sharpen the crew to realize our goal of profitable the up coming Africa Cup of Nations. We also have the prospect to take a look at a number of gamers.”
Peseiro has 23 gamers to select from in what is potentially his most important test since resuming as Nigeria’s supervisor in the summer months. Goalkeepers Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and Adebayo Adeleye are in Lisbon, just as defenders William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Kevin Akpoguma, Calvin Bassey, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bruno Onyemaechi, Shiny Osayi-Samuel, and Ebube Duru.
In the midfield, the choices are Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.
At the fore, Peseiro will be able to decide among France -dependent duo of Moses Simon and Terem Moffi, Belgium-centered Paul Onuachu, Emmanuel Dennis, Cyriel Dessers, Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze.
On Tuesday, the Ambassador of Nigeria to Portugal, His Excellency Alex Kefas paid a take a look at to the Tremendous Eagles at their training session. He urged the group to get the face in opposition to Portugal. Crew captain William Ekong thanked the ambassador and his workers and certain that the team will fight for a gain in Thursday’s match.