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Eagles’ Friendlies Against Corsica, Togo Still On, says NFF


Super Eagles will still play two international friendly matches against the senior national teams of Corsica and Togo, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

This was made known by NFF on Thursday in Abuja.

In a statement released by Ademola Olajire, the Director of Communications, it said that the friendlies will come up before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against South Africa. 

The qualifier will hold on June 10 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. It stated that “The team’s Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf, will lead a contingent of goalkeepers’ trainer Alloy Agu, home-based professionals Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Alhassan Ibrahim, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatubosun and the backroom staff to Paris on Monday, from where they will travel to Corsica. 

“The three–time African champions will take on the Corsica Senior Team at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio, from 8 p.m. on May 26. 

“They will after this leave for Paris for the game against the Hawks of Togo, which has been scheduled for the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris on June 1 from 7.30 p.m.,’’ Olajire according to the statement. 

The team’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has lined up Belgium–based forward Henry Onyekuru in place of Austria Wien FC player Olanrewaju Kayode, who is tied down by club engagement. 

The Full List Of  Players 

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Stephen Odey (MFM FC); Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen, Belgium); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England); Noah Serenren-Bazee (Hannover 96, Germany); Victor Osimhen (Wolfsburg FC, Germany); Sikiru Olatubosun (MFM FC)

Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Ekong (KAA Gent, Belgium); Uche Agbo (CF Granada, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Elderson Echiejile (Sporting Gijon, Spain); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal) Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Setubal, Portugal); Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United FC) 

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal)

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