Nigeria vs Tunisia: Troost-Ekong, Kalu out of Super Eagles friendly encounter

Nigeria vs Tunisia: Troost-Ekong, Kalu out of Super Eagles friendly encounter

- Nigeria vs Tunisia international friendly match will be played on Tuesday night, October 13

- William Troost-Ekong and Kalu will both miss this encounter for the Super Eagles

- Nigeria beat Tunisia the last time they met which was at the 2019 AFCON

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will now have to make some little changes in his starting team against Tunisia as the duo of Troost-Ekong and Kalu will miss the international friendly tie.

Troost-Ekong who recently joined Championship side Watford has been one of the regular players for Gernot Rohr in the Super Eagles considering his performances so far.

The 27-year-old defender played for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and also represented Nigeria at the 2019 AFCON, winning a bronze medal.

William Troost-Ekong and Kalu both played for Super Eagles in their 1-0 loss against African champions Algeria last week Friday, October 9.

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Speaking ahead of the coming encounter against Tunisia, Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye told Brila FM that Troost-Ekong and Kalu will miss the duel.

”Kalu was allowed to leave the camp and return to his club because of the knock he got in the game against Algeria.
“For Troost-Ekong he was permitted to go because he just joined a new club and they have a game on Friday so they want him to train with his team ahead of the game.
“So with this two players out we will have the chance to see new players for the game.”

The last time Nigeria and Tunisia faced was at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt and the Super Eagles won the tie which was the third place.

However, Tunisia were in brilliant form in their own last friendly match beating Sudan 3-0 and the Super Eagles must be at the top of their game.

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Nigeria vs Tunisia: Troost-Ekong, Kalu out of Super Eagles friendly encounter

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions on Friday night, October 9, suffered 1-0 defeat against Algeria in an international friendly game played in Austria.

Algeria went into this encounter with their status as the African champions including the fact that they have not lost any match in their last 18 encounters which boosted their morale.

The last time they faced Super Eagles before this game, Algeria defeated Nigeria in the semifinal of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in which Manchester City star, Mahrez scored the winner.

Algeria went on to win the championship in Egypt beating Senegal in the final.

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