SUPER EAGLES: Dennis gets late call up, Onyedika celebrates
The Super Eagles camp will open for the game on Monday in Constantine
Nottingham Forest forward, Emmanuel Dennis has been announced as Henry Onyekuru’s replacement in Nigeria’s squad for the international friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
According to a tweet from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the versatile striker has been drafted into Jose Peseiro’s squad for the game billed for Tuesday, September 27.
“Update: Emmanuel Dennis replaces injured Henry Onyekuru for Algeria,” reads a tweet on the NFF’s official Twitter handle.
Onyekuru picked up an injury in his Turkish club, Adana Demirspor’s 3-0 win against Antalyaspor on Saturday night.
The 25-year-old was replaced by compatriot, David Akintola at half-time.
He is the second player to pull out of the game after centre-back, Leon Balogun was replaced by Valentine Ozornwafor on Saturday night.
The Super Eagles camp will open for the game on Monday in Constantine.
Meanwhile Belgian Pro League outfit, Club Brugge have celebrated Raphael Onyedika’s invitation for Nigeria’s friendly against Algeria.
Onyedika was named in a 25-man squad for the friendly by Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro on Saturday.
It’s the midfielder’s maiden invitation to the Super Eagles.
It came on the back of his impressive displays for his former club, FC Midtylland and Club Brugge.
Club Brugge took to social media to wish him the best following the invitation.
“Good luck, Raphael! ,” the Belgian Pro League champions wrote at the top of the list posted on the Super Eagles Twitter handle.
The 21-year-old joined Club Brugge from Danish SuperLiga side, FC Midtylland this summer.
The Super Eagles will take on the Desert Foxes at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran on Tuesday, September 27.