Super Eagles suffer another injury BLOW as Nottingham Forest star pulls ou
The team is set to be without five (5) first-team players for the friendly against Algeria following the latest injury setback.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have suffered another injury setback ahead of the game against Algeria.
Nigeria’s senior national team will take on their Algerian counterparts Les Fennecs in an international friendly later this month.
However, the team has suffered multiple blows with several players pulling out due to injuries ahead of the big game.
Nottingham Forest’s new boy, Emmanuel Dennis, is the latest player to pull out of what’s expected to be a re-match of the 2019 AFCON semi-final match.
Dennis was a late replacement for another injured player, Henry Onyekuru, who had also withdrawn from the friendly.
With the 24-year-old set to miss the game, this takes the number of injured players to five (5) led by captain, Ahmed Musa.
Replacement not named yet
The Super Eagles are yet to name a replacement for the Forest forward as players begin to hit camp in Algeria.
But three (3) players have been confirmed as replacements for Musa, (Samuel) Chukwueze, Leon Balogun, and Onyekuru.
Valentine Ozornwafor, Godwin Saviour, and Ebube Duru are the three players confirmed.
No fewer than 18 players have already arrived at the team’s camp in Oran, with Croatia-based Chidozie Awaziem the first to arrive.
The Super Eagles players will lodge at Marriott hotel in Algeria, with the team’s first training session on Tuesday, September 20 2022.