Monday May 09, 2016. 18:07
There are strong indications that Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi could replace injured CSKA Moscow star Aaron Samuel for the Super Eagles friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.
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Nigeria face Mali on May 27 in Rouen, France, before they battle Luxembourg on June 1 as they begin their preparations for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in earnest.
Samuel damaged knee ligaments during the recent Russia Cup final and has been effectively ruled out of the Eagles test games.
AfricanFootball.com specially gathered that several top officials are favourably disposed to Adi finally getting his long-awaited chance to debut for the Eagles after he failed to do so in March during the AFCON qualifiers against Egypt.
Coach Sunday Oliseh was also planning to fly out to the United States of America to run the rule on the big striker, before he sensationally threw in the towel.
The 25-year-old target man is joint leading scorer in the Major League Soccer (MLS) with seven goals after his 18 goals last season helped Portland Timbers to clinch a historic championship.