AYC: Nigeria Coach makes two changes against Gabon

Edafe Egbedi and Ovbokha Agboyi will start against Gabon.

The coach of the Flying Eagles, John Obuh, has announced two changes to the team that started their first match of the African Youth Championship. The team lost 0-1 to Mali’s U-20 in the first match.

Edafe Egbedi and Ovbokha Agboyi will start the match against Gabon on Wednesday evening, the coach has said.

Denmark-based winger, Egbedi, will start ahead of Umar Aminu, who struggled against Mali and had to be hauled off after just 31 minutes; while Agboyi will add more stability in the defensive midfield alongside Moses Orkuma.

This means that youngster, Christian Pyagbara, will be a substitute having started the first match.

The extra man in defensive midfield will thus allow skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun and Chidi Osuchukwu more license to move up field in search of goals.

Otherwise, coach John Obuh will keep faith with the team who enjoyed over 75% ball possession against Mali, but could not stick the ball inside the net on Sunday.

The team worked on their shooting as well as movement in front of goal as they aim to put away the chances they create.

The team also watched a playback of the Mali loss on Wednesday morning.

Kick-off time for the game is 8.30 p.m. at the Stade Ahmed Zabana in Oran.

Flying Eagles starting XI

Jonah Usman – Ali Goyi, Shehu Abdullahi, Chizoba Amaefule, Ikechukwu Okorie – Ovokha Agboyi, Moses Orkuma, Abduljaleel Ajagun – Edafe Egbedi, Chidi Osuchukwu, Olanrewaju Kayode

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