Super Eagles boss Jose Peseiro is leaving no stone unturned for the friendly match against Portugal in November.

The coach has already been monitoring largely his first team players for the tough encounter against Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal.

Peseiro has detailed analysis of the performance of his players with the likes of Victor Osimhen, Terem Moffi, Moses Simon, Francis Uzoho, Zaidu Sanusi and Calvin Bassey topping the list for the game.

Others who have been pencilled down for the fixture are Yusuf Alhassan, Raphael Onyedika, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Ademola Lookman.

Bench warmers Maduka Okoye and William Troost-Ekong should be included in the roster.

Others are Ola Aina, Adeleye Adebayo, and Taiwo Awoniyi.

The Super Eagles did not qualify for the World Cup following their elimination in the playoffs by Ghana but have lined a number of high-profile friendlies, starting with Algeria in September before Portugal two months later.

Set to take place at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on November 17, the game will be Portugal’s final tune-up match before they travel to Qatar where they will begin their tournament seven days later against Ghana before they take on Uruguay and South Korea in their other Group H ties.

Nigeria endured a rough start to 2022, exiting the 2021 Afcon in the Round of 16 before their World Cup elimination in March.

The West Africans, however, recovered to begin their qualification journey to the 2023 continental tournament by beating Sierra Leone 2-1 before thrashing Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in June.


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