Head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro has already started plans for November 17 international friendly game against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
As first reported by OwnGoalNigeria.com, the game will be played in time before Portugal gets its World Cup campaign underway. The game has been confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF].
Peseiro will use the game to try out some new players just like he did in the games against Algeria. This time around some players who were part of the last game won’t be considered for selection but some will be given another chance.
While the duo of Saviour Godwin and Raphael Onyedika will be given another chance, the same can’t be said for Ebube Duru, the other new players handed a call up for the game. The spot of Duru is expected to go to Fenerbahce defender Bright Osayi-Samuel.
The right full back comes highly recommended to the coach who wants competition for Ola Aina. It was also gathered that he is now open to the idea of having Blackpool of England captain Marvin Ekpiteta with doubts over the availability of William Troost Ekong.
Also there will be a first time call up under Peseiro for Udinese forward Isaac Success. He has been ever present for his team who have made a strong start to the season in Italy. He fits the profile of the role behind the striker in the coach favoured 4-4-2 system.
It also might be the third time lucky Alhassan Yusuf has been provisionally invited twice but never made the final cut for the main list. The Antwerp man is still under consideration especially if he maintains the form that saw him voted as the club’s player of the month.