Ola Aina, Chelsea defender, made his first appearance for Nigeria in a closed door friendly between two teams formed from the Super Eagles squad at the Hive Stadium in London. Also making an appearance were Eberchi Eze from Queens Park Rangers, Chuba Akpom, Noah Bazee, Tyronne Ebuehi and Manchester City defender Nathan Oseni.The match was played in place of a botched friendly against Burkina Faso at the same venue after seven Stallions players failed to secure entry visas to fly into the United Kingdom.
The game ended 1-1 with Kelechi Iheanacho and Kayode Olanrewaju on target for both sides.
Stand-in skipper Ogenyi Onazi led a Team 'A' side comprising of Daniel Akpeyi, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, William-Troost Ekong, Elderson Echiejile, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi.
The Team 'B' side captained by Kenneth Omeruo had Ikechukwu Ezenwa in goal, Tyronne Ebuehi at right-back, Chidozie Awaziem, Juwon Oshaniwa at left-back, Shehu Abudulahi, John Ogu in central midfield, Kayode Olanrewaju, Isaac Success, Ebere Eze.