Camp Updates Ahead Of Brazil Friendly: Etebo Joins Long List Of Absentees

Oluwole Ola

Most of the expected Super Eagles players are already in Singapore ahead of Nigeria’s friendly game against Brazil on Sunday, October 13 at 8pm.

The likes of William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi and Chidozie Awaziem all arrived in Singapore and checked in Fairmont Hotel where the team will be staying.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is also in Singapore after he flew in from France with Samuel Chukweuze, Azeez Ramon and Chidozie Awaziem.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ezenwa and administrative officials of the Super Eagles have departed Nigeria via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates Airline on Wednesday after securing their visas. Jamilu Collins are expected to join their teammates in camp on today

Dayo Enebi Achor (Team Administrator), Toyin Ibitoye (Media Officer), Dr Ibrahim Gyaran (Team Doctor), Christopher Nnadozie (Physiotherapist) and Chidi Ngoka (Equipment Manager) are the administrative officials who jetted out of Nigeria on Wednesday.


Stoke midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is the latest player to pull out of the squad due to an injury, joining Kenneth Omeruo, Samuel Kalu and Ola Aina as absentees.

CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria forward Viv Solomon-Otabor. will replace injured Samuel Kalu while Tyronne Ebuehi has been called up for the first since the 2018 World Cup in Russia to replace injured centre back Kenneth Omeruo

The game against Brazil will be only the second meeting between the two countries at the senior level. The first being a 3-0 win for Brazil during the opening of the Abuja National Stadium in 2003. 

Players in camp

Moses Simon

Anderson Esiti

Paul Onuachu

Victor Osimhen

Maduka Okoye

Dennis Bonaventure

William Troost-Ekong

Alex Iwobi

Tyronne Ebuehi

Samuel Chukwueze

Chidozie Awaziem

Francis Uzoho

Peter Olayinka

Wilfred Ndidi

Ramon Azeez

Viv Solomon-Otabor

Joe Aribo

Semi Ajayi.


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