Jordan Torunarigha has arrived in Nigeria ahead of next Sunday’s Nigeria versus Sao Tome and Prinicpe African Nations Cup qualifier tie in Uyo, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
The centre-back has been called for the first time. He is the son of a former Shooting Stars player, Ojokojo Torunarigha who emigrated to Germany and played for Chemnitzer Fußballclub from 1991 to 1995 and scored five goals in 77 matches for the club.
Jordan Torunarigha had featured for Germany’s men’s Olympic football team.
He was at the centre of a controversy two years ago when the German team walked off the field with five minutes left of their friendly against Honduras after defender Torunarigha was allegedly racially abused.
The game, played behind closed doors in three 30-minute periods, did not resume and finished 1-1.
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old center-back has featured in 10 games in all competitions for KAA Gent this season with one goal and one assist.
Jose Peseiro Arrived Uyo With His Assistants
However, Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is leading by example as it is confirmed that the Portuguese football tactician has already arrived Uyo with his assistants, awaiting his legions.
Nigeria, on 12 points from their previous five matches, are already guaranteed a place in the finals, but must earn at least a point to be sure of topping the group ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who are on 10 points and play at home to Sierra Leone in Bissau.