Nigeria

Peseiro Picks Italy Based Striker To Lead Super Eagles Attack Against Algeria With Osimhen, Sadiq Missing

The coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro has moved quickly to fill the void created in the attack of the team ahead of the friendly game against Algeria.

Nigeria will take on Algeria on the 27th of this month without the duo of Victor Osimhen and Sadiq Umar, the first choice partnership of the new coach in attack owing to their form since the start of the season.

In their absence, the coach appears to have settled for Cremonense forward Cyriel Dessers to lead the team’s attack with Terem Moffi likely to be his pair in Peseiro’s preferred two man attack.

Cremonense confirmed the invitation of Dessers and OwnGoalNigeria.com can also confirm the invitation of Moffi who has scored five goals this season for Lorient in the French Ligue 1. He is the hottest player available for the coach in attack.

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is back in the team but will likely not go straight into the starting lineup with Peseiro keen on working with players he has been with for a while.