Int’l Friendly: Etebo out, as Super Eagles officials arrive in Austria

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By Emmanuel Afonne

Abuja  – Super Eagles and Galatasary SK, Turkey midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has been ruled out the international friendly between Nigeria and two North African countries – Algeria and Tunisia.


The team’s Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that Etabo pulled out after he sustained an injury in club’s lone goal defeat Kasımpaşa FC at the weekend in a Turkish encounter.


Ibitoye said most of the players are expected to arrive in the team’s at Hotel Die Zeit, Austria.

Victor Osimhen who plies his trade with SSC Napoli in Italy, had on Sunday asked to be excused from the two matches and was replaced by Paul Onuachu who plays for Belgian club Genk.

NAN reports that the Super Eagles officials and backroom staff arrived in the team’s training camp in Austria in the early hours of today (Monday) aboard Turkish Airlines.

The Super Eagles are expected to play Algerian counterparts on Oct. 9, before engaging the Tunisia national team on Oct. 13.