Coach Gernot Rohr has been kind in letting all have a glimpse of how he is going to line up the Super Eagles in Monday’s friendly game against Congo DR.
Having expressly named two players, Simmy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa as sure starters for the Congo DR friendly, PREMIUM TIMES attempts to give the structure of the Super Eagles’ starting lineup against the Simba.
Only three keepers will make it to Russia for the World Cup. But at the moment, there are four goalies in camp.
With many easily predicting that Dele Ajiboye would be chopped off, it is expected that either Uzoho or Akpeyi will start in goal today
Rohr has options in the right and left sides of the defence and a little bit in the central position. With his decision to try out the fringe players, the quartet of Ebuehi, Ekong, Balogun, Echiejile are possible starters today.
Ogenyi Onazi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Joel Obi are options for the midfield in keeping with a blend of fringe and experienced players.
The duo of Simmy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa have already been announced as the lead strikers, Iheanacho should be behind the duo for connectivity.
Probable Nigeria XI v DR Congo
Uzoho; Ebuehi, Ekong, Balogun, Echiejile; Onazi, Etebo, Joel Obi; Lokosa, Iheanacho, Simy
Kickoff: 5 p.m.
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