The Super Eagles are all set for a high-profile friendly with the Portugal national team in Lisbon on Thursday night.
The Eagles will hope to show the world what they can do despite missing out on a slot at the World Cup starting in Qatar in less than 72 hours.
Despite coming up against his home country, the Super Eagles coach, Jose Santos Peseiro, has called on the three-time African champions to go all out for victory in Thursday’s prestige friendly.
The 50,000-capacity Estádio José Alvalade is the venue of the friendly on Thursday, which will be the first ever between the two countries.
With the absence of Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong will lead the Super Eagles against the Portuguese national team.
Though players like Victor Osimhen and Olisa Ndah pulled out with injuries from tonight’s tie, coach Peseiro has a decent squad to spring a surprise or two against World Cup Portugal.
Kickoff is 6:45 p.m. Portugal time (7:45 p.m. Nigeria time).
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