Nottingham Forest striker, Emmanuel Dennis, has been called up to 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, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
The game is billed for the Miloud-Hadefi Olympic Stadium in Oran on September 27.
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro named a strong 25-man squad for the 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.
Meanwhile, Onyekuru was injured in Adana Demirspor’s 3-0 win against Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig win on Saturday.
The Super Eagles, who started the match, had a lively outing before being injured. He thought he had scored in the 27th minute but VAR ruled it out for offside.
He was injured later in the first half, and after the break, another Nigerian Babajide David Akintola, took his place.
Nigeria Football Federation has now confirmed the attacker is out of the Super Eagles squad for the September 27 friendly in Oran.
“Update: Emmanuel Dennis replaces injured Henry Onyekuru for Algeria,” they stated on their official Twitter account.
Update: Emmanuel Dennis replaces injured Henry Onyekuru for Algeria pic.twitter.com/Opcpb2Vt8I
— The NFF ?? (@thenff) September 18, 2022