Valentine Ozornwafor called up for Nigeria’s international friendly against Algeria on September 27 in Oran, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
This was confirmed in a statement on the website of his French club Sochaux.
The 23-year-old, who is on loan for a season at Sochaux from Turkish club Galatasaray, has been called up to fill the void left by injured duo Semi Ajayi and Kenneth Omeruo, who have been banned from the game.
“Valentine Ozornwafor has been called up to the Nigerian squad for the upcoming international break,” the statement read.
“The Sochaux defender is being called up to join his national team on September 19, with which he currently has three selections.”
Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is also without quintet Victor Osimhen, Sadiq Umar, Jamilu Collins and Akinkunmi Amoo for the friendly because of injuries.
According to reports, Peseiro has been forced to invite a number of uncapped players to the friendly against Algeria due to injuries to his top stars.
Belgium-based duo Alhassan Yusuf and Raphael Onyedika are reportedly on his roster for the friendly against the Fennecs.
Both players were in excellent form for their respective teams Royal Antwerp and Club Brugge.
The former Porto coach is expected to announce his squad for the friendly this week.
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