Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr has expectedly made a couple of changes from their friendly against England last Saturday, with the Franco-German opting to leave out midfield duo of Ogenyi Onazi and Joel Obi in favour of fit-again Wilfred Ndidi and John Ogu, AOIFootball.com can confirm.
Ndidi makes his return for the first time in 6-weeks after a thigh injury which kept him out of Nigeria’s last two friendlies against DR Congo and England.
There is also a start for the impressive John Ogu who would begin just his second game under Rohr.
With the coach not impressed with the Eagles’ 4-3-3 display against England in the first half, he has decided to instead go with the same formation adopted in the second half against the Three Lions which brought a new spark into the game. John Ogu is likely to continue as a centre-back.
Nigeria XI Vs Czech Republic:
Francis Uzoho, Shehu Abdullahi, Brian Idowu, John Ogu, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, John Mikel Obi (C), Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Jude Ighalo, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi.
Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Oghenekaro Etebo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon Nwankwo, Ogenyi Onazi, Joel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Tyrone Ebuehi and Elderson Echiejile
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