Rohr might deploy 4-2-3-1 formation against Poland


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr might deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation against Poland on Friday, based on the training sessions held so far.

The team had a practice game with coach Rohr separating the players into two teams for a practice game which ended 3-1 in favour of the team that looks likely to start.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa had his first session with the team, and he was in goal for the team many believe is the B team while Francis Odinaka Uzoho manned goal for the A team.

The shock inclusion in the A team was Brian Idowu who started as left back for the team that had lost of the likely starters.

His selection ahead of Elderson Echiejile and Ola Aina was the only major change in the team A.

Line Up Team A:

Francis Odinaka Uzoho ( GK)

Shehu Abdullahi

Brian Idowu

Leon Balogun

William Troost-Ekong

Wilfred Ndidi

Ogenyi Onazi ( Joel Obi)

The team B of the Super Eagles of Nigeria were slowly running away with a win in yesterday’s practice match during the training session of the Super Eagles before Joel Obi was switched to the A team.

Obi started the game in midfield for the B team, and before his substitution they were leading 1-0 with his hardworking display helping his side to switch from defence to attack with ease as he dominated the midfield duels.

Coach Gernot Rohr was somehow impressed by his performance and moved him to the A team in place of Ogenyi Onazi, and he immediately helped stabilise the midfield of the A team who were nowhere near their best when he was playing against them.

His introduction helped them claw their way back into the game, and they eventually won the session 3-1.

Team captain John Mikel Obi will miss the friendly against Poland, as will Junior Ajayi.


Courtesy: owngoalnigeria