December 1, 2022

Portugal will play a preparatory match against Super Eagles on the 17th of November.

A few days ago, recall that Jose Peseiro released a squad list of players that would participate in the friendly game.

Similarly, Portugal announced its squad list for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

However, the latest reports show that at least 16 players have arrived at the Super Eagles Camp, while some players couldn’t make it because of Injuries.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Olisah Ndah have been replaced in the team.

Hence, this article will focus on Nigeria’s strong lineup against Portugal as injured Victor Osimhen was replaced by Dessers.

1. Goalkeeper.

Adebayo Adeleye is expected to start the game against Portugal.

The young goalkeeper has been very consistent with his club side.

2. Defenders.

A backline of four defenders is expected to be deployed.

Ebuehi is expected to play at the right-back position, while Calvin Bassey is expected to start as the left-back.

On the other hand, a Centre-back pairing of Troost-Ekong and Akpoguma is expected to start

In midfield, Peseiro is expected to deploy a midfield double pivot of Alex Iwobi and Etebo, while Terem Moffi can play ahead of them.

4. Attack.

In the attack, an attacking trio of Ademola Lookman, Emmanuel Dennis, and Moses Simon is expected to lead the attack against Portugal.

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