SportsPeseiro Invites Osimhen, Lookman, Onuachu, 20 Others For Portugal Friendly

Peseiro Invites Osimhen, Lookman, Onuachu, 20 Others For Portugal Friendly


November 11, (THEWILL) – The 23-man squad for the friendly match against World Cup-bound Portugal in Lisbon next week Thursday, has been announced by head coach, Jose Peseiro.

The invited squad includes captain, William Ekong; goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho; and midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. Others on the roster were forwards: Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, and Victor Osimhen.

In the midfield space, Joe Ayodele-Aribo and Alex Iwobi, who star in the English Premier League, and defenders, Calvin Bassey and Kevin Akpoguma, also got into the team while wing-back, Tyronne Ebuehi makes his long-awaited comeback.


The tenacious midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo was also included just as defenders: Bruno Onyemaechi, based in Portugal; and Bright Osayi Samuel, based in Turkey, have received their first calls to duty. Genk forward, Paul Onuachu was included as well.

The full squad list includes:


Maduka Okoye (Watford FC, England)

Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus)

Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)


William Ekong (Watford FC, England)

Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands)

Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany)

Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United)

Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy)

Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)

Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)


Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England)

Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England)

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)

Oghenekaro Etebo (Aris Thessaloniki, Greece)


Moses Simon (Nantes FC, France)

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy)

Terem Moffi (Lorient FC, France)

Paul Onuachu (Genk FC, Belgium)

Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy)

Emmanuel Dennis (Nottingham Forest, England)

The match on Thursday will begin at 18:45 Portugal time (7:45 pm local time) at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

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