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Ukraine vs Nigeria: Super Eagles stars get squad numbers ahead of Yellow-Blue friendly

September 10, 2019

Ukraine vs Nigeria: Josh Maja, Super Eagles new-boy gets Mikel’s iconic No.10 jersey

– Ukraine vs Nigeria international friendly clash will be staged at the Dnipro-Arena

– The Super Eagles squad members were handed shier provisional squad numbers ahead of Tuesday clash

– Two goalkeepers – Francis Uzoho and Maduka Okoye shared the same jersey No. 23

Super Eagles squad members have been handed provisional squad numbers ahead of Ukraine vs Nigeria international friendly on Tuesday evening, September 10, at the Dnipro Arena.

According to report, Josh Maja of Bordeaux , who is in the team for the first time, has been training with the iconic No. 10 jersey worn by Super Eagles legends John Obi Mikel and Austin Jay Jay Okocha.


On the other hand, Joe Aribo of Glasgow Rangers will wear the No. 19 John Ogu used at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, while the pair of Emmanuel Dennis and Paul Onuachu get No. 9 and 15 respectively.

Other squad members like Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Oghenekaro Etebo, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem and Victor Osimhen are to make do with their AFCON 2019 jersey numbers.

However, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye of Young Fortuna Düsseldorf shared the same jersey No. 23 with Uzoho during Monday evening final training session at the match venue.


Super Eagles provisional squad numbers ahead of Ukraine Friendly:

Ikechukwu Ezenwa – 1

Ola Aina – 2

Jamilu Collins – 3

Troost-Ekong – 5

Leon Balogun – 6

Oghenekaro Etebo – 8

Emmanuel Dennis – 9

Josh Maja – 10

Moses Simon – 11

Semi Ajayi – 12

Anderson Esiti – 12*

Samuel Chukwueze – 13

Paul Onuachu – 15

Samuel Kalu – 17

Alex Iwobi – 18

Joe Aribo – 19

Chidozie Awaziem – 20

Nigeria’s Super Eagles held their first training session at the Dnipro-Arena ahead of their international friendly against Ukraine on Tuesday, September 10.

This is the first time the three time African champions are gathering since they won bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON championship staged in Egypt.