International Friendly: Ademola, Iwobi, Onuachu, ‘Injured’ Bassey, 12 Other Eagles Train In Lisbon 


Ahead of the much-awaited international friendly against the Selecao of Portugal, 16 Super Eagles stars had their first training sessions a few hours they arrived at the camp in Lisbon.

According to the update from the team’s camp on Monday, the 16 early birds that trained at 8pm Nigerian time are red-hot strike trio of Ademola Lookman, Paul Onuachu and Terem Moffi, inform Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi, captain Williams Troost-Ekong, Bruno Onyemaechi and Kevin Akpoguma.

Others are Oghenekaro Etebo, Chidiebube Duru, Emmanuel Dennis, Joe Aribo, Frank Onyeka, Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem and Bright Osayi Samuel.

Ajax Amsterdam defender Calvin Bassey who was touted to be injured was among the early bird and trained too.

The tune-up game against the World Cup-bound team is billed for the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon with a kick-off time of 6.45 pm Portugal time (and 7.45 pm in Nigeria).

Meanwhile, the Selecao of Portugal also resumed camp for the game against Nigeria and the 2022 World Cup.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and others trained on Monday evening.