Int’l friendly: Nigeria, Senegal meet in heavyweight clash

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 2:55am by admin

Ikeme ruled out with the aid of harm

by Monica Iheakam and Bunmi Ogunyale

West African heavyweights Nigeria and Senegal will meet in an international friendly  at the Hive Stadium in London nowadays.

news popping out of London signifies that the sport could be watched through a scanty crowd, given the low sale of tickets in advance of the game.

both groups can be the use of the fit as training for workforce section qualifiers in the 2019 Africa Cup of nations, which will get underway with matchday one fixtures in June.

The super Eagles had been drawn in workforce E and will commence their campaign with a conflict at residence to South Africa, whereas the Teranga Lions start their team A marketing campaign by means of internet hosting Equatorial Guinea.

Nigeria and Senegal have met in 15 authentic global suits in keeping with FIFA’s statistical database.

The super Eagles have claimed eight wins in comparison with 4 for the Teranga Lions, while three matches were drawn.

The teams have additional friendlies lined up for the world window: Nigeria will fight Burkina Faso on March 27, while Senegal take on the Ivory Coast on the same day.both teams have called up robust choices for the fits.

meanwhile, super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been successfully dominated out of these days’s recreation as a result of harm.

Camp sources published that the Wolvehampton Wanderers of England goalie used to be lacking within the workforce’s ultimate coaching session the day gone by as a result of a knock.

With Ikeme out injured, the Eagles’ gaffer Gernot Rohr drafted in relatively unknown goalkeeper, Tope

Okeowo of Peckham All Stars as replacement.

Okeowo could man the publish for Nigeria will have to the opposite invited goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa fail to hit camp in time. Akpeyi and Ezenwa were delayed via visa considerations.

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