Former Super Eagles winger, Sone Aluko’s teammate at Reading, Jón Daði Böðvarsson will be among the players Iceland will line out against Nigeria at this year’s World Cup in Russia.
This is sequel to a confirmation by Iceland’s coach, Heimir Hallgrímsson confirmed that he is taking Böðvarsson to Russia 2018 in his final 23-man squad.
The Royals, who also have Nigerian-born Portuguese international, Tiago Ilori have celebrated Jón Daði Böðvarsson’s inclusion in Iceland’s list and went on to analyse the opponents he will face in Nigeria’s squad, as several Super Eagles players have close ties with English Premier League clubs.
Victor Moses and Ola Aina are on the books of Chelsea, Alex Iwobi Arsenal, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for Leicester City, while Chinese-based pair John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo previously wore the colours of Chelsea and Watford respectively.
Reading stated: ”After qualifying for the tournament for the first time in 1994, Nigeria have been almost ever-present at the World Cup since, only missing out in 2006 due to an inferior head-to-head record against Angola.
”Nigeria are a side to be reckoned with at the tournament with a good previous record, having made it through to the knockout stages in three of their five appearances on the world stage.
”Their side is awash with current and former Premier League talent as well, in the shape of Leicester pair Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho, former Watford striker Odion Ighalo and former Chelsea stalwart, John Obi Mikel.”