Dessers, Akpoguma, five others set for Eagles debut.

According to reports,

Cyriel Dessers, Chidera Ejuke, Kevin Akpoguma, and goalkeeper Matthew Yakubu are all set to make their debut for the Super Eagles in the international friendly against Algeria, 

Cyriel Dessers

The trio is part of the six new players called up for the games against the Desert Foxes and Tunisia in Austria.

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Chidera Ejuke

Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr have invited six new players:

Samson Tijani,

Chidera Ejuke,

Zaidu Sanusi,

Frank Onyeka,

Cyriel Dessers and Matthew Yakubu to the squad.

But the German-born Akpoguma joined the team after he was cleared by FIFA to represent Nigeria.

Matthew Yakubu

Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, told The PUNCH that the 25-year-old Akpoguma would be available for selection.

“There is a possibility now that Akpoguma will feature for the Eagles and there won’t be any problem because his clearance has come from FIFA,” Ibitoye said during an interview with the press

Samson Tijani

The Hoffenheim defender stated that the depth of talents in the Eagles influenced his decision to snub Germany for Nigeria.

He said,”

“I decided (to play) for Nigeria because I see a lot of potential in the team and also in the country,” Akpoguma told the Super Eagles media team in an Instagram conversation.

kevin Akpoguma

“We have top players like Sammy (Chukwueze), Victor (Osimhen), Wilfred Ndidi, (Alex) Iwobi

it is a big honor to play with these guys.” since they are top players, they are playing in top leagues,”he added

This means Nigeria has handed caps to a total of six players in these two friendly games.

But that was after Zaidu Sanusi, Frank Onyeka, Kevin Akpoguma and Samson Tijani took theirs against Algeria on Friday.

There was little to choose between the two squads of Eagles from the African continent as Nigeria and Tunisia ended their friendly game in Austria in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.

Indeed,we hope to believe these guys will definitely make us proud like their previous teamates.

Next up for the Super Eagles is a fixture against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, between 9th and 17th November.

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