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

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By Afonne

Abuja  – Super Eagles and Galatasary SK, Turkey midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has been ruled out of the international friendly match 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 that Etabo pulled out after he sustained an injury in club’s lone goal defeat to Kasımpaşa FC at the weekend in a Turkish league 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 that the Super Eagles officials and backroom arrived in the team’s training in Austria in the early hours of today (Monday) aboard Turkish Airlines.

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