Nottingham Forest star replaces injured Onyekuru

Nottingham Forest star replaces injured Onyekuru

The fleet-footed striker did not make the initial cut, but he has been handed a lifeline

Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis will replace Henry Onyekuru in Nigeria’s squad for the friendly against Algeria after the latter sustained an injury in Adana Demirspor’s 3-0 victory over Antalyaspor on Saturday.

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro named a strong 25-man squad for the September 27 international friendly game against the Foxes of Algeria.

However, there have been a few changes to the squad, with Valentine Ozornwafor replacing Leon Balogun, albeit strange.

Well, the latest alteration to the team would be Dennis who comes in for Onyekuru. The latter started for Adana Demirspor in their game on Saturday, but he was subbed off at halftime because of a knock.

Dennis has had a poor start to the season at Nottingham Forest. Since his move from Watford, the former Club Brugge man has played only eleven minutes.

Nonetheless, if he gets the nod to play, he would draw inspiration from his last international game when he scored against Sao Tome and Principe.

As it stands, the players invited to camp are:


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Maduka Okoye, Adeleye Adebayo

Defenders: William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Kevin Akpoguma, Chidozie Awaziem.

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Richard Onyedika.

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Henry Onyekuru, Taiwo Awoniyi, Chidera Ejuke, Emmanuel Dennis, and Terem Moffi.


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