London Friendlies: Super Eagles Team Spirit Impresses Okocha

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Moses reported for duty at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in London, but only in order to prove to Nigeria's medical staff that he is injured and will be unable to play in the upcoming matches. Team doctor Ibrahim Gyaran told thenff.com: "Carl (Ikeme) has been having hamstring and Achilles tendon issues but we did a scan on Wednesday night and we await the result".

The Eagles will tackle the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday at The Hive Stadium, before facing Burkina Faso on Monday.

Both teams will be using the match as preparation for group phase qualifiers in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which get underway in June.

"Amazing team spirit guys..."

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The match would also see Liverpool's Sadio Mane, and his Senegal team-mates which include Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Alfred N'Diaye and Mame Biram Diouf play their first game since their AFCON 2017 exit. Akpeyi, Ekong, Shehu and Etebo were in the Nigeria U23 team that took bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Ndidi, Iheanacho, Success and Musa Muhammed were in the Nigeria U17 squad in 2013.

The Nigeria Vs Senegal friendly game will kick off at 8: PM Nigerian time.

The Super Eagles and Senegal, according to FIFA's statistics, have met in 15 times, with Nigeria winning eight, while Senegal picked four victories with three matches ending in a draw.

The teams' most recent meeting was a WAFU Nations Cup finals match in 2010 (not recognised by Federation Internationale de Football Association as an official match), which was won 2-0 by Nigeria.

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