Head Coach Jose Peseiro has named two new defenders in his 23-man squad to face World Cup-bound Portugal in a friendly encounter.
The friendly encounter against the former European champions will hold in Lisbon on Thursday next week.
Defenders Bruno Onyemaechi from Boavista, Portugal, and Bright Osayi Samuel of Fenarbache, Turkey is called up for the first time.
They will hope to claim a spot on the regular squad in the absence of Ola Aina and Zaidu Sanusi two regular full-backs for the super eagles.
Ola and Zaidu are missing out due to injuries and other reasons.
In the battle to claim a spot on the matchday, the duo will have Chidiebube Duru of Rivers United and Tyronne Ebuehi of Empoli FC, Italy to contend with.
Meet The News Faces called up by Jose Peseiro
Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal):
The 23-year-old defender who can play as a Centre-back & Left-back has featured in 12 games for the Portuguese side in all competitions this season, accumulating 1000+ minutes of playing time.
However, Bruno’s versatility can also see him compete in left midfield, a position he has tried out on a few occasions.
Bright Osayi-Samuel (Fenerbahce, Turkey):
Osayi-Samuel was born in Okija Anambra, then moved with his family to Spain before emigrating to England when he was 10 years old.
Meanwhile, he has played 20 games for Fenerbahce this season, he has played as a Right-back and Winger this season.
Furthermore, Thursday’s encounter at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon will kick off at 18.45 pm Portugal time (19.45 pm in Nigeria)
Jose Peseiro Full Squad
The squad list includes the regulars and new call-ups for the super eagles.
Goalkeepers: Maduka Okoye (Watford FC, England); Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
Defenders: William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olisa Ndah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa); Calvin Bassey (Ajax FC, The Netherlands); Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany); Chidiebube Duru (Rivers United); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal); Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce FC, Turkey)
Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Aris Thessaloniki, Greece)
Forwards: Moses Simon (Nantes FC, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Terem Moffi (Lorient FC, France); Paul Onuachu (Genk FC, Belgium); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Emmanuel Dennis (Nottingham Forest, England)