The Super Eagles will welcome back key players, including Kenneth Omeruo, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Alex Iwobi, and Terem Moffi as they prepare for double-header international friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique in Portugal later this month.

According to a statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), yesterday, Head Coach Jose Santos Peseiro has made strategic selections, aiming to fine tune his squad ahead of the crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

The quartet of Omeruo, Osayi-Samuel, Iwobi, and Moffi missed out in the team’s victory against Sao Tome and Principe during last month’s 2023 AFCON qualifier in Uyo.

It is widely seen that their return injects experience and dynamism into the squad, a move that Peseiro hopes will further solidify the team’s cohesion.

The Portuguese is also keeping faith in goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Adebayo Adeleye, and Olorunleke Ojo, while uncapped defender Jordan Torunnarigha gets a chance to make his mark.

The upcoming friendly matches against Saudi Arabia’s Green Falcons and Mozambique’s Mambas are scheduled for October 13 and 16 respectively, in Portimão, Portugal.



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