Nigeria

Peseiro List France Based Defender In Super Eagles Squad For Algeria Friendly To Ease Crisis In Defence

The list of players called up by the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro for the friendly game against Algeria on the 27th will be made public later in the week.

However players called up for the game have been contacted and letters of invitation sent to their respective teams. They are expected to arrive Nigeria by next week ahead of their departure to Algeria for the game.

Sochaux of France defender Valentine Ozornwafor per our sources have been called up with doubts surrounding the availability of Leon Balogun. Semi Ajayi is ruled out of the game after picking up an injury that will sideline him for six weeks.

It informs the decision to hand a recall to Ozornwafor who isn’t having the best of time at France second division side Sochaux. He has played in only three of their nine games so far. Clocking ninety minutes twice. Last weekend he wasn’t even in the match day squad.

Ozornwafor has two caps for Nigeria and all came in 2021 under then coach Gernot Rohr when he played in the back to back friendly games against Cameroon. He hasn’t been given a look in since then.