Nigeria announces starting XI against Czech Republic

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Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has announced his starting eleven for Wednesday afternoon’s international friendly against the Czech Republic in Austria, .

It is now very clear that Deportivo de La Coruña starlet Francis Uzoho is the country’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper leading up to the World Cup as he starts his fifth straight game for the national team.

The defenders selected are Abdullahi Shehu, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong and Brian Idowu.

The five players who have been chosen in midfield are John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses, meaning Joel Obi and Eddy Onazi drop to the bench following their dismal showing against England.

Former Watford star Odion Ighalo is given the nod in attack ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho and Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo.

Today, the Super Eagles will be in search of their first win in three internationals after losing to Serbia and England.

Nigeria Starting XI: Uzoho, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu, Ogu, Ndidi, Iwobi, Mikel, Moses, Ighalo

 

Arinze A/ newsnow.co.uk