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Maduka Okoye, and Valentine Ozornwafor return for Nigeria v Algeria friendly

Watford goalie, Maduka Okoye and Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard defender, Valentine Ozornwafor have been handed call ups by coach Jose Peseiro.

French 2nd division club, Football Club Sochaux-Montbéliard have confirmed the return of Valentine Ozornwafor into the Super Eagles fold after his hiatus.

The former Galatasaray defender will be playing for Nigeria when they face Algeria in an international friendly game this September.

While the names of the inited players are yet to be out, one name has been confirmed after the French club put out a statement regarding the call-up.

According to the statement released by Sochaux Valentine Ozornwafor who has been given his first invitation since 2021 will join the national team camp on September 19th.

The International friendly between Nigeria and Algeria will be played in Oran on September 27th.

Injuries to regulars such as Semi Ajayi, and the likely unavailability of Leon Balogun have opened the door for Valentine Ozornwafor to add to his two caps which came in 2021 under Gernot Rohr.

Maduka Okoye will also be handed a call-up to the Super Eagles for the friendly against Algeria, according to Abbeylivenetwork.

Recall that the Watford goalkeeper reportedly exempted himself from playing for Nigeria after the backlash he received for his role in the Super Eagles’ elimination against Tunisia at AFCON 2021.

Will be interesting to see how Maduka Okoye will fair against Algeria if selected as he has not been a regular for his English club Watford.

The official call-up list will reportedly be made public on or before Monday, as Super Eagles camp opens on the 19th of September 2022.

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