Players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been spotted celebrating the birthday of Nottingham Forest forward Emmanuel Dennis in camp ahead of their friendly against Portugal.
Nigeria, who are three-time African champions will go head to head with Portugal on Thursday, 17 November, in an international friendly that is expected to be tough.
Dennis on Tuesday, 15 November, turned 25 and his teammates presented a cake for him in camp to celebrate the former Kwara Football Academy star.
Super Eagles coordinator Pascal Patrick gave Dennis the cake and made cure it was cut by the Premier League star.
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Dennis also showed his appreciation urging his teammates for them to buckle up and win the match against Portugal.
Statement made by Dennis
''I want to thank you all for the love and gift you have presented to me which means a lot to me and I also want us to go on and beat Portugal in our coming friendly game.''
Meanwhile, Super Eagles won't be without Victor Osimhen for this game as the NFF reported that he is injured.
Ndidi, Simon, Chukwueze arrive in Portugal
Jose Peseiro's boys will file out against the World Cup-bound Portugal, led by the embattled Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo, on November 17.
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that 22 players are already at the camp, including Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Watford goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.
It is believed that head coach Jose Peseiro took charge of the team's first training session on Monday night with twenty players involved.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen opted out of the encounter, and Cyriel Dessers was called in as a late replacement.
The 22 players in camp now are: Adeleye, Ekong, Ndidi, Iwobi, Onyemaechi, Akpoguma, Etebo, Duru, Dennis, Onuachu, Lookman, Bassey, Aribo, Ebuehi, Onyeka, Moffi, Awaziem, Bright, Simon, Okoye, Uzoho and Dessers. Chukwueze is also expected.
Source: Sports Brief News