Etebo absent from Eagles friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia with injury



Oghenekaro Etebo has been excluded from Super Eagles friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia due to injury, reports.

The Nigerian Football Federation confirmed Etebo’s absence on Monday in a statement on his verified Twitter account.

According to the NFF, Etebo suffered an injury playing for Galatasaray in his loss to Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.

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The NFF wrote: “Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is absent from friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia. He took a hit in his club’s game in Turkey yesterday.

Additionally, Victor Osimhen will not be in action against North Africans after being excused due to coronavirus concerns in Naples.

The former Lille striker has since been replaced by in-form striker Paul Onuachu.

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo are also excluded.

The Eagles will face reigning African champions Algeria on October 9 and face Tunisia on October 20, with both matches taking place at the Jacques Lemans Arena.

By James Agberebi

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