Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed his starting line-up for Saturday afternoon’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
The Franco German coach has not the nod to start to Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi to be in-between the sticks for Nigeria.Ikechukwu Ezenwa wins the battle for the number one position.
Rohr has included Kenneth Omeruo as part of a three-man defense that also contains William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun.
Bordeaux number ten Samuel Kalu and SC Paderborn 07’s Jamilu Collins will be at the right and left wing-back positions respectively and they are joined in midfield by Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Hapoel Beer Sheva’s Ogu and Stoke City’s Oghenekaro Etebo.
Another change with respect to the last game against Libya sees Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho start upfront along with captain Ahmed Musa.
See Nigeria’s Super Eagles Starting XI: Ezenwa, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Kalu, Ogu, Etebo, Iwobi, Collins, Iheanacho, Musa