Injury boost for Peseiro? Porto FC provides update on Super Eagles’ return
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are slated to tackle Lesotho, and Zimbabwe in their upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification tie
Portuguese club Porto FC has offered insights into the return of Nigerian international Zaidu Sanusi, who has been sidelined due to injury, Soccernet.ng reports.
Sanusi sustained an injury during a UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk, leading to his substitution in the second half. Subsequently, the 26-year-old defender missed seven games this season for Porto, as well as friendly matches for the Nigerian national team.
During a press conference ahead of their game against Estoril Praia, Porto’s manager Sergio Conceição announced that Sanusi would not be available for the match but had a chance of returning to action in their next Champions League game against Antwerp.
Sanusi’s potential return is good news for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as they prepare to face Lesotho and Zimbabwe in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Conceição emphasized the collective effort in the team’s defensive process, highlighting the significance of each player’s role in maintaining balance.
Sanusi, gearing up for his comeback, will play a crucial role for Porto FC as they continue their Champions League campaign.
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