Ahead of the Super Eagles’ must-win clash against the Pirates of Seychelles, Coach Gernot Rohr is set to hand debut appearance to Germany-based defender Jamilu Collins, with the Franco-German also set to keep faith with in-form striker Odion Ighalo, AOIFootball.com can report.
The Eagles are expected to revert to their more accustomed 4-3-3 formation with new boy Samuel Kalu also expected to start up front while Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun could partner in the heart of the defence.
AOIFootball.com further gathered from the team’s training on Thursday that vice-captain Ogenyi Onazi could also return after falling out of the first team prior to the World Cup, as he gets set to replace skipper Mikel Obi in the midfield.
Despite impressing in training, forward Henry Onyekuru will battle it out with winger Ahmed Musa for who gets the nod as Rohr hopes to select the perfect fit on the flanks.
Eagles’ Probable Lineup (4-3-3):
Uzoho – Collins, Balogun, Omeruo, Idowu – Ndidi, Iheanacho, Onazi (c) – Kalu, Ighalo, Musa