CF Montreal striker Ibrahim Sunusi has joined up with the Super Eagles squad after been handed a late call up for the international friendly match against Mexico in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The former Nasarawa United star hit camp on Thursday joining the 22 Nigeria Professional Football League players led by NFF technical director Austin Eguavoen.
Sunusi was the joint top scorer in the 2019 NPFL season with 10 goals in 22 matches and he moved to Major League Soccer from 36 Lion FC in January.
The 18-year-old has played six matches in the American top-flight for Wilfried Nancy’s side but he is yet to find the net.
“CF Montreal forward Sunusi Ibrahim has been selected by Nigeria to take part in a friendly against Mexico, this Saturday, at the Memorial Coliseum, in Los Angeles,” read a statement from the club.
“The Super Eagles will continue their preparation for the 2022 African Nations Championship, while Mexico is completing their preparation for the Concacaf Gold Cup, which begins on July 10, in the United States.
“In 2019, Ibrahim played three U23 Africa Cup of Nations matches with Nigeria, tallying one assist in 193 minutes of play.”
Nigeria and Mexico have previously clashed five times with their last three encounters ending in draws.
The Super Eagles are yet to taste victory against El Tri and their last defeat came at the 1995 FIFA Confederation Cup in Riyadh. The North Americans won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra-time.