Osimhen and Ighalo, Super Eagles

Super Eagles vs Algeria: Ighalo, Osimhen missing in Nigeria squad

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As two big names on the Nigerian player roster, Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo have left out of the latest Super Eagles squad that will face Algeria later this month.

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Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro recently named a 25-man squad that will take on Algeria in an international friendly at the Stade Olympique, Oran, on September 27.

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While Osimhen nurses a hamstring injury, Peseiro excluded Ighalo from his latest team as, Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications of the Nigeria Football Federation explained some of the squad inclusions.

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“Among players called up to take on the former two-time African champions, Algeria, are goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye; defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Calvin Bassey, “ Olajire said according to Nigerian publication, the Guardian.

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“Others are midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Cyriel Dessers.

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“Only Richard Onyedika, of Belgian top team, Club Brugge, is a new face in the group. Germany-based defender Kevin Akpoguma also returns to the fold,’’ Olajire stated.

Three-time African champions, Nigeria will put its team together in the city of Constantine, Algeria on Monday.

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