The Super Eagles played their last international game in the year 2022 with a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Portugal on Thursday night.
Allnigeriasoccer.com here presents the players that Nigerians would have hoped got the invitation from Jose Peseiro.
1. Raphael Onyedika
The Club Brugge midfielder was impressive for the Jupiler Pro League side in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
If current form was a criteria to invite players to the national team for such high profile games, then Onyedika who has one cap for the Super Eagles ought to have been invited for this one.
Onyedika should have been in the side in place of Oghenekaro Etebo who is still adjusting to life at his new club, Aris of Greece.
2. Dominion Ohaka
Those who watched the friendly between the Super Eagles and Costa Rica that preceded the game against Portugal would admit that they were pleasantly surprised by the performance of the defender.
Ohaka was the only bright spark in an otherwise average showing by the home-based contingent.
The right wing back defended stoutly and attacked the opposition at will and created some lovely goal scoring chances.
The in-form Ohaka could have been a better option over Joe Aribo in the midfield.
This boy needs to be encouraged. There is some talents in there.
3. Iyayi Atiemwen
Former Nigeria U23 international Iyayi Atiemwen plays for Moldovan side, Sheriff Tiraspol and featured in the group stage of the Europa League.
The midfielder's style of football is similar to that of former Nigeria and Everton legend Daniel Amokachi.
The game against Portugal is not a competitive one and should have been used to test the adaptability of certain players who have proven to be to be good if not great players.
Atiemwen may not be playing in a top European league but he is visible as he *played in the Champions League*. It wi be nice to have him around in the team.
4. Alhassan Yusuf
Alhassan Yusuf is one of the best African players in the Belgian top-flight.
The Kano-born midfielder's range of passing, breakup plays and vision is arguably slightly better than Frank Onyeka's albeit the qualities of the leagues both players strut their talents could be a bone of contention here.
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