Friendly Dennis Replaces Injured Onyekuru Ahead Algeria Friendly Game

Henry Onyekuru, who is injured, has been replaced in the Nigerian team for the international friendly against the Algerian Desert Foxes by Emmanuel Dennis.

Onyekuru was included in Nigeria’s 25-man roster for the contest on Saturday morning by head coach Jose Peseiro.

However, the 25-year-old was hurt later that day as his team Adana Demirspor defeated Antalyaspor 3-0.

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At halftime, he was replaced by a fellow countryman, David Akintola.

Dennis will now assume his spot in the team, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said.

Update: Emmanuel Dennis replaces injured Henry Onyekuru for Algeria,”reads a tweet on the NFF’s official Twitter handle.

This summer, Dennis moved from Watford to Nottingham Forest.

He participated in Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Fulham for Nottingham Forest.

On Tuesday, September 27, the Super Eagles will play Algeria at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran.


Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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