Nigeria Vs Czech Republic: Rohr Announces Starting XI

Russia 2018: Gernot Rohr Names His 24th player

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has announced his starting eleven for Wednesday's international friendly against the Czech Republic in Austria.

From the announced starting eleven, it is now very obvious that Deportivo de La Coruña starlet Francis Uzoho is Nigeria's definite first-choice goalkeeper leading up to the World Cup as he starts his fifth straight game for the Eagles.

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

The five players who will be starting are John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses, which means Joel Obi and Eddy Onazi will both be on the bench obviously because of their dismal showing against England.

Former Watford star Odion Ighalo will lead in attack ahead of Kelechi Iheanacho and Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo.

The Super Eagles will be in search of their first win in today’s friendly since in their last three internationals they have lost to Serbia and England and drew with DR Congo.

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

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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