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SUPER EAGELS SUFFER MAJOR BLOW, AS OSIMHEN TO MISS PORTUGAL FRIENDLY TIE

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have suffered major injuries ahead of their international friendly match with Portugal on Thursday night.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday in a tweet via its Twitter handle, confirmed that Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro would be without injured players Victor Osimhen and Olisa Ndah for the game.

According to the NFF, Cyriel Dessers will replace Osimhen, while Chidozie Awaziem will replace Ndah for the Portugal clash.

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It tweeted, “Update Portugal V Nigeria friendly: Chidozie Awaziem replaces injured Olisa Ndah, while Cyriel Dessers replaces injured Victor Osimhen.”

Thursday’s encounter between Portugal and Nigeria will take place at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

The kick-off is 18:45 pm Portugal time (19:45 pm in Nigeria).

Portugal, in Group H of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea, parades a quality side that includes talismanic captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

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