Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr used 18 players to prosecute Nigeria’s Group B matches at the ongoing AFCON 2019 in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.
From the 23 players at Rohr’s disposal for the competition, only four are yet to taste any action, while the coach has used different squads for each of the AFCON 2019 matches played by the Eagles so far.
Nigeria, surprisingly, ended in second spot in Grpup B with six points, behind AFCON finals newcomers Madagascar who finished with seven points, while Guinea finished with four points, with another debutants Burundi having no point at all.
Having won their first two games by the one goal each against Burundi and Guinea, the Eagles, against all expectations, lost 2-0 to Madagascar.
Against Guinea, the Eagles’ gaffer made five changes to the starting lineup from the squad that played and beat Burundi in the first game.
Also in the last group game against Madagascar, Rohr made another five changes to his starting lineup from the squad that played and won against Guinea in the second game.
The four players yet to feature in any game are former first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, defender Jamilu Collins and forwards; Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru.
Meanwhile, seven players have featured in all the three Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Group B games. They are Ola Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo.
However, only the two players – Aina and Etebo, have played the full 90 minutes in all the three group games totalling 270 minutes.
Players Yet To Play
Players Who Played In All Three Group Games
Players Who Played Full-Time In The Three AFCON 2019 Group B Games
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