Portugal v Nigeria: Peseiro wishes friendly was a World Cup game, asks Eagles to get a win

Nigeria’s Portuguese manager, José Santos Peseiro has known as on the 3-time African champions to display guts, grit and gumption by aiming for victory over hosts Portugal in Thursday’s prestige intercontinental friendly in Lisbon.

Both equally countries’ A squads go for each individual other’s jugular at the 50,000 -capacity Estádio José Alvalade in what is the very first senior global clash involving them, as from 6.45 pm Portugal time (7.45 pm Nigeria time).

“Sincerely, I am wishing that this is a FIFA World Cup group stage match, for the reason that I notify you, that is the amount at which Nigeria really should be enjoying. Even nevertheless that is not the case, our goal is to go out there and acquire.

“It is excellent that we are participating in significant teams. I am enamoured by that, mainly because this is fantastic for the crew and it will sharpen the staff to accomplish our goal of successful the future Africa Cup of Nations. We also have the chance to check a variety of gamers.”

Peseiro has 23 gamers to decide on from in what is maybe his most significant take a look at since resuming as Nigeria’s supervisor in the summer. Goalkeepers Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and Adebayo Adeleye are in Lisbon, just as defenders William Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Kevin Akpoguma, Calvin Bassey, Tyronne Ebuehi, Bruno Onyemaechi, Bright Osayi-Samuel, and Ebube Duru.

In the midfield, the possibilities are Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo.

At the fore, Peseiro will be able to select among France -based mostly duo of Moses Simon and Terem Moffi, Belgium-dependent Paul Onuachu, Emmanuel Dennis, Cyriel Dessers, Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze.

On Tuesday, the Ambassador of Nigeria to Portugal, His Excellency Alex Kefas paid a check out to the Tremendous Eagles at their instruction session. He urged the staff to acquire the face in opposition to Portugal. Crew captain William Ekong thanked the ambassador and his team and assured that the staff will struggle for a gain in Thursday’s match.