In Mikel’s absence, Iheanacho to play midfield role


The absence of the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel has forced the coach of the team Gernot Rohr to reshuffle the playing position of some players ahead of tomorrow’s game against Poland.

Rohr will maintain the same 4-2-3-1 formation he used the most during the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, but this time around some players are set for new roles.


Already the absence of Mikel has lead to the coach experimenting with Kelechi Iheanacho in his role, and the Leicester City forward didn’t look lost in the role in yesterday’s session witnessed by our correspondent.

Although he struggled to connect very well with Ogenyi Onazi in the first half of the session, he was at his best in the second half when Joel Obi teamed up with him in the second half of the test game.

It appears Iheanacho will play in the number ten role against Poland tomorrow, while Alex Iwobi whom many were expecting to fill the void created by the absence of Mikel will operate from the left of a three man attack.


Courtesy: OwngoalNigeria