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CONFIRMED: Akpeyi In Goal, Awaziem Starts As Super Eagles Play 3-5-2 Vs Argentina

CONFIRMED: Akpeyi In Goal, Awaziem Starts As Super Eagles Play 3-5-2  Vs Argentina

By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi have both been named in the team’s starting line-up in Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia to confirm Completesportsnigeria.com’s EXCLUSIVE hours earlier.

This was confirmed on the the Football Federation (NFF) verified Twitter handle.


Also, as Completesportsnigeria.com reported, the Super Eagles will be experimenting with a 3-5-2 formation. And the XI is EXACTLY like Completesportsnigeria.com reported it at least six hours before.

Also making a return to the team is Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem whose last game for the Super Eagles was in their 2-0 defeat to South Africa on matchday one of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Uyo on June 10.

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Other players who are in the starting line-up are Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina and John Ogu.

The others are Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.

On the becnh for the Eagles are Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Ahemd Musa, Olanrewaju Kayode, Oghenekaro Etebo, Uche Agbo, Tyrone Ebuehi, Henry Onyekuru Anthony Nwakaeme, Chidiebere Nwakali and Kenneth Omeruo.

Meanwhile, Amkar Perm defender, Bryan Idowu, who joined the team in Krasnodar on Sunday was not included in the squad for the Argentina game.


Super Eagles XI against Argentina:

Daniel Akpeyi
Shehu Abdullahi
Leon Balogun
William Troost-Ekong
Chidozie Awaziem
Ola Aina
John Mikel Obi
Wilfred Ndidi
John Ogu
Kelechi Iheanacho
Alex Iowbi
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  • Is that 3-5-2 Or 5-3-2?? :/ :/

  • Chelsea formation

  • The system suits henry more than iheanacho,as henry is good on taking defenders and more pacy

  • Fidelenny 4 years ago

    The line up is a bag of mixed feelings for me.

    While I’m impressed with Akpeyi Daniel starting in goal and the back line of Balogun, Troost Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, the attack duo of Iwobi and Iheanacho does not inspire confidence, unfortunately we don’t have quality players in the attack due to injuries to Moses Victor, Moses Simon, Ighalo.
    Iwobi and Iheanacho both have not inspired confidence in recent games.

    Hopefully the midfield trio of Ogu, Ndidi Wilfred and Mikel Obi should give Nigerians something to cheer about.

    • Salau Saheed Olukayode 4 years ago

      Fidelenny….. Are you now satisfied with the performance of Akpeyi, who always concede silly goals and makes great errors to the success of the team…. No wonder Ezenwa benched him and now Uzoho

  • What time for d match

  • It is 2 : 1 now,Argentina scored 2 nil up and then Nigeria pulled one from Kelechi Iheanacho free kick.

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Nigeria for the sake of integrity Akpeyi is not a national goal keeper. See the 1st goal Banenga scored him guys Nigerian keepers don’t conceed the kind of goal haha I’m shy. We cry dey and night still dey invite him na wa o any match he keeps he must concede stupid goals even though we win but we must not carry on with this experiment try Emmanuel Daniel, Uzoho even Alampasu or Ajiboye…. let’s just stop this madness of inviting the Chippa united man who is not recognized even in the PSL

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Nigeria is leading 3-2 thank God Akpeyi is out


  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    Beware!!! The DIPER EAGLES shave landed!!!!!!

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    Beware!!!!!! The Super Eagles have landed!!!!!!!

  • Let us not celebrate this victory much for this is friendly match and they may not show their full attack instead let the players train harder improve themselves more in attack,defence etc for fifa wants to push out Nigeria quickly out of the group.

  • Bryt oni 4 years ago

    Please nff leave AKPEYI out of dis team. 4 d sake of millions of football loving naija people. ABEG.

  • Salau Saheed Olukayode 4 years ago

    Bryt Oni…. Honestly you are very right, Akpeyi is not sure of himself and can’t be depended on…… Check what happened during our match against South Africa and now Argentina……

  • King Snant 4 years ago

    I Dont Knw Why That Man Called Akpeyi Still Dey For Super Eagle When We Get Better And Experience Nawa For Him…….He Did Not Ashame Of Himself

  • cabasa 4 years ago

    I don’t what Akpeyi normally give to NFF for them not to change him, because he’s not qualify to be our keeper. Even Ezenwa is better than him.