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24 Super Eagles players train for Algeria, Tunisia friendlies

IT WAS almost a full house on Tuesday morning when the Super Eagles underwent their first training session in Austria ahead of their friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia.

The games are scheduled for Friday and next Tuesday as all the teams prepare for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches in November.

Under the supervision of head coach Gernot Rohr, 24 players took part in their first training session for the upcoming fixtures.

Goalkeepers Dele Alampasu, Matthew Yakubu and Maduka Okoye along with defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and Chidozie Awaziem were all involved in the session.

Midfielders and forwards including Samson Tijani, Francis Onyeka, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi also trained.

Meanwhile, Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the country has been granted permission to field Kevin Akpoguma, who is making a switch from Germany.

The defender, who was born to a German mother and Nigerian father, played for Germany up to U-21 level before committing his senior international future to Nigeria.

Players who trained on Monday morning: 

Goalkeepers:
Dele Alampasu (FK Ventspils, Latvia); Matthew Yakubu (SKF Sered, Slovakia); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Defenders:
Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Ola Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal).

Midfielders: Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Frank Onyeka (FC Midtjylland, Denmark); Samson Tijani (TSV Hartberg, Austria).

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England);  Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (KRC Genk, Belgium); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia).

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