Eagles 1st 11 vs Lesotho: Two Changes – Simon, Awaziem Replace Kalu, Collins

Eagles 1st 11 vs Lesotho: Two Changes – Simon, Awaziem Replace Kalu, Collins

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has made two changes to his starting lineup against Benin for today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Setsoto Stadium, Maseru, reports Completesports.com.

Girondis Bordeaux of France winger Sameul Kalu, who bagged the winning goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 home win against the Squirrels of Benin and left-back, Jamilu Collins have been put on the bench, replaced by Moses Simon and Chidozie Awaziem respectively.

Daniel Akpeyi will keep his position in goal, while Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi and Ola Aina will man the defence line.

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo and Alex Iwobi will operate from the midfield.

Victor Osimhen will lead the attack and he will be supported by Simon and Samuel Chukuweze.

The Lesotho – Nigeria clash will kick off at 5pm (Nigerian time) this evening.

Super Eagles Starting Lineup Vs Lesotho

Akpeyi – Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Aina, Ndidi, Aribo, Iwobi, Simon, Chukuweze, Osimhen

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COMMENTS

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  • Patrator 4 weeks ago

    Replacing Collins is such a nice move

     
    • Ndubuisi 4 weeks ago

      Good selection from Mr Rohr, search for left foot back continues as Aina is temporary replacement

       
    • JimmyBall 4 weeks ago

      …Collins is a dead-weight… Very poor as a defender… not good at overlaps… not strong and bullish enough for the African game and above all as slow as a snail… he is not an SE material!

       
    • Many joel 4 weeks ago

      I think, from the look at the lineup, it is a 3:5:2 formation. Simon will play as a right wing back together with  ola aina as left wing backs. Ekon, Ajayi and Awaziem as a 3 man defence ,Ndidi, Joe boy,and iwuobi takes the midfield, while Osihmen and Chukwueze plays as a prone two man attack.

       
  • Great 4 weeks ago

    Good luck guys 

     
  • Presh 4 weeks ago

    Akepyi should be go. 

     
  • PapaFem 4 weeks ago

    Perhaps, only Rohr knows why he dropped Kalu from that starting line up. it’s rather unbelievable that your MVP in one match won’t start another.

     
    • Patrator 4 weeks ago

      He probably has a tactical reason for that, I was surprised to see Kalu dropped too but let’s see how things unfolds.
      #Team9jaStrong
      #SoarEagles

       
    • Pompei 4 weeks ago

      Maybe Kalu is suffering from jet lag, or is indisposed for some other reason. Let’s not forget that this guys are human beings. Body no be firewood.
      Simon his replacement is also good.

       
  • PikLeaque 4 weeks ago

    TV Channel,

    Live Stream & How To Watch

    In Nigeria, the match can be shown live on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

    Online stream – None.

    Outside (Nigeria) TV channel – None

     
  • Gajere 4 weeks ago

    Simon for Kalu could be tactical. Simon offers more defensively since he is always willing to track back and help the defence. Good luck to the boys.

     
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    There we go again. Our world class coach knew he had to replaced Collins but Akpeyi is untouchable? What a shame?

    Coach Rohr is like president Buhari.
    Buhari keep putting people in the prison yard while coach Rohr’s fans kicking against anybody that saying the coach is not confident enough to take a risk. Chai, too bad.

    You are building a team without a solid foundation, is that possible? This is Okoye’s time. Akpeyi is not the kind of keeper the coach should have in that squad. That is why I said this is a digital era.

    If truly this Oga Rohr is technically sound, Okoye would have bn in goal post for today’s match.

    I’m not really concerned about coach Rohr’s fans because they are one chance fans that putting the love of the coach ahead of our nation. It so sad that we are seeing this happening.

    I have to educate you people. This coach haven’t learned his lessons yet.

    I love him but sometimes, he doesn’t know what to do. He removed Collins for another player but what of Akpeyi?

    Same thing has happened to Onyekuru, Agbo and Osimeh under coach tenure before now but why?

    That is why I called his fans one sided fans because all they wanted to see is winning no matter how poor the team played bn organized.

    I am doing this because of the love I have for my Country and if I’m seeing something wrong with the team, it is you and I responsibility to do the talking.

    I love coach Rohr because of his man management but I’m not a carry waka fan. I love Super Eagles and that is the only thing we have left in this Country that is bringing us together and if coach Rohr and other dictators failed to managed that chai, I have to call their attentions to that.

    Good luck to Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Attention seeker!

       
      • Pompei 4 weeks ago

        Lol, you dey mind am? Omo komo doing his thing. CHANGING MOUTH like a chameleon changes it’s appearance. He says “I love coach Rohr”, yet “Rohr and his team are nothing to write home about”.
        Which Rohr is not confident enough to take risk? Look at all the young players in the squad. In the past, all of them would have been told to WAIT FOR THEIR TIME. But Rohr is giving them a chance. Yet, you say he is not confident enough to take risk? Taking risk does not mean being reckless or stupid. Rohr has his reasons for not starting Okoye. He is the professional here, not Omo Komo. So, I will give him the benefit of the doubt!

         
        • What do you look for in a coach? The man is winning games on an average ratings

           
      • Manu joel 4 weeks ago

        Gernet Rhor  is a great coach. I want the FA to bring in Amunike  Emmanuel as his chief coach and the next chan eagles coach  and return Sia One as Olympic eagles coach. He seems the best.two qualifications, two medals. Un matchable by any Nigerian coach since then.

         
    • Ndubuisi 4 weeks ago

      Trash as usual

       
    • Uchenna 4 weeks ago

      If I hear say u love coach Rohr there!!!
      Love indeed ..lol

       
      • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

        Here is the link for the match.

        Feed4u

        Lesotho 1 vs Nigeria 0.

        Name doesn’t play football.
        I told you we don’t have a coach. Why Akpeyi? When I’m talking you people should listen. Wherr are you alllllllll.

        Lesotho is playing good football while Nigeria are playing boring football.
        Too bad

        Good luck Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
        • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

          Lesotho 1 Nigeria 2. Calm down Eagles and get the job done. Calm down please. God bless Nigeria!!!

           
          • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

            Let me analyze the first half.

            No1, inexperienced is robbing Lesotho and will rob them in this match.

            No2. The goal Lesotho scored can beat any average goalies but world class keepers will always positioning themselves to save that goal.

            No3. Super Eagles responded well. Good job. Is like they heard my voice.

            No4. The pitch is not good but as a professional, Eagles will cope.

            No5, Selfishness may be an issue in the second half.
            I saw Osimeh selfish play, he would have given the to Iwobi sto score.

            Last but not least, Eagles should be careful because Lesotho can surprise us.

            Good luck Super Eagles.

            Gid bless Nigeria!!!

             
          • you re a fool

             
        • Abdul 4 weeks ago

          Who is this please?

          Oga read what you are writting and judge yorself now. Ahba!

           
          • Hahaha lolx plZ @ Abdul I have decided to take some leave in this site but u have pushed me to come back,anyway God bless us

             
          • Omo9ja is a nitwit

             
    • Bobo Colorado springs 4 weeks ago

      Okoye should have been given a chance in this game, I support you on this bro!!

       
  • Sunnyb 4 weeks ago

    The super Eagles should not underestimate Lesotho, they should take the game to them. Bully them and eat their lunch with ease.

     
    • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

      It’s Lesotho 1 v Nigeria 1. I still can’t believed Nigeria can play like this. Nigerians side are more matured than Lesotho. Come on Super Eagles. Calm down and get the job done. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
  • darlington okezie 4 weeks ago
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Here is the link for the match.

    Feed4u

    Lesotho 1 vs Nigeria 0.

    Name doesn’t play football.
    I told you we don’t have a coach. Why Akpeyi? When I’m talking you people should listen. Wherr are you alllllllll.

    Lesotho is playing good football while Nigeria are playing boring football.
    Too bad

    Good luck Super Eagles. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • PikLeaque 4 weeks ago

    ….. Lesotho 1 – Nig 0 as at 11th mins

     
  • PikLeaque 4 weeks ago

    Lesotho 1 – Nig 1 as at 25th min

     
    • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

      Let me analyze the first half.

      No1, inexperienced is robbing Lesotho and will rob them in this match.

      No2. The goal Lesotho scored can beat any average goalies but world class keepers will always positioning themselves to save that goal.

      No3. Super Eagles responded well. Good job. Is like they heard my voice.

      No4. The pitch is not good but as a professional, Eagles will cope.

      No5, Selfishness may be an issue in the second half.
      I saw Osimeh selfish play, he would have given the to Iwobi sto score.

      Last but not least, Eagles should be careful because Lesotho can surprise us.

      Good luck Super Eagles.

      Gid bless Nigeria!!!

       
      • Ndubuisi 4 weeks ago

        @Omo9ja you are a hypocrite one moment you are critisizing the team the next minute you are praising them. Fair weather supporter. We have won 4-2. What do you have to say? Boring right?

         
  • PikLeaque 4 weeks ago

    GOAAAAL AGAIN…

    Lesotho 1 – Nig 2 as at 36th min

     
  • PikLeaque 4 weeks ago

    HALF TIME RESULT

    …. Lesotho 1 – Nig 2

     
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Eagles should try and score one more goal. This Lesotho team is good and any chance, they can score.

    I am expecting more substitutions from coach Rohr as early as possible.

    Good luck Super Eagles.

    God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Perfect timing and good substitutions.
    First time in history. Good job coach Rohr.

    Super Eagles players are professionals and I’m expecting them to slow the tempo of the game by now. Let’s go Eagles.

    God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      Sharaaaap!!!!! What do you know…..U don see say you’ve been making a fool a yourself with ur rohr syndrome, now u want to shift grounds with style like a chameleon. Comot here abeg!!

       
    • Gbenga 4 weeks ago

      Padi mi alabosi
      Onirikisi…..lol

      9ja has won the match bro and what do u have to say dz time???

       
  • Ololo 4 weeks ago

    With this victory let me see if we would not move high in FIFA ranking…

    Congrats to the boys.. It’s been so long we won home and away in a very smooth manner… We have grown..

     
  • Ikeben 4 weeks ago

    Nice game, we dorminated and also scored goals. Winning 4:2. It should have been more and what an unfortunate own goal by Awaziem. Musa missed a clear scoring opportunity.

    But in all a deserving win and a good way to end a year with so many disappointment in football. From Falcons, U-17,U20, U23. But Super Eagles the only reason to the excitement in Naija football.

     
  • The SE has improve. Mr Rohr is the right man for eagles

     
  • Gajere 4 weeks ago

    Omo9ja, what a fool. Chameleonic in character. I think he may not even be a Nigerian. See how he was salivating when Nigeria went a goal down and then promptly changed his tune when the SE started scoring. A real buffoon of a man!

     
    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      I Dy tell you

       
    • Pompei 4 weeks ago

      Gajere, that is the Omo Komo way! He changes mouth faster than Christiano Ronaldo does step-overs. You say you love somebody, yet your hand is on their throat, and you are squeezing! The good book sef talk am – BY THEIR FRUITS, YOU SHALL KNOW THEM. Chameleon, double speaking, mouth-changing. That is Omo Komo’s specialty. Rohr has defeated and disgraced him again today. Long may it continue!

       
  • So complete sports cant give update on the SE match abi? Or are they trying to edit a write up from another sport site.. Fake journalism

     
  • Pompei 4 weeks ago

    In this match, we were blowing hot and cold. When we were hot, we were really good. And most of our good play came from Osimhen, Aina and Chukwueze. But when we were cold, hmmmm! We lost concentration and focus often, and the ball was given away far too much. The boys tried. The jetlag issue was always gonna be a problem. Not easy to fly long distance and have to play without much rest. Which explains the jaded performance of some of the guys. Aribo was not his usual self today. Not a bad performance from him, but not the usual energy we are used to seeing. Again, I blame the jet lag for that.
    How about Osimhen! My man of the match by a mile. He led the line with distinction. Energetic, hungry, he prowled the Lesotho danger area like a hungry wolf stalking prey. The guy was a one-man army. Two goals and two assists is an excellent return from the young striker.
    Aina also did very well. His overlaping runs and good link up play with the midfielders was a joy to watch.
    Ekong and Ajayi recovered from a shaky start to produce an above average performance.
    Awaziem had a good game, the own goal notwithstanding.
    Iwobi epitomised the Nigeria team’s display. When he was good, he was really good. When he was poor, it was difficult to watch. The jet lag likely affected him as well. Great goal from him.
    Chukwueze was a thorn in the flesh for Lesotho. Good goal from him. But his poor decision making let him down, as in previous games. With more experience, composure and better decision making, the guy is going to be huge for Nigeria in the future.
    Akpeyi recovered from the early goal shocker to post an above average performance. There were a few scary AKPEYESQUE moments during the game when I feared he was about to lay an egg on the pitch, but fortunately, Lesotho could not take advantage.
    Ndidi held things together in the middle. On occasion, Ndidi would venture upfield leaving the DM position vacant, and the Lesotho players were looking to exploit the space created by his absence. We can’t afford that, especially against better teams. If he plays the same role he plays for Leicester for us, we should be ok.
    Overall, a good performance and a good result. Six points in the kitty after two games. We are well on our way to Afcon 2021!

     
    • Glory 4 weeks ago

      Hahahaha..ha.. Leave Akpeyeques for me
      He is d best for now albeit his eyes looks listening to the gods while shots are fired at him

       
      • Pompei 4 weeks ago

        Hahahaha Glory, his eyes always have that look of fear. I know it is not easy to be in the goal for your country. Akpeyi is acutely aware that he in only one big mistake away from being declared PERSONA NON GRATA by fans. However, Akpeyi should know that nobody hates him as a person. Fans that are demanding that he step up only want the best for him and the team. The fans want Akpeyi to BE THE BEST HE CAN BE. His performance today was encouraging, for the most part. Hopefully, he will draw some confidence from this. We need him to FEEL AND LOOK confident.

         
  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    I’m still waiting for Omo ale and his hatred-born perpetually frustrated tribal bigots to come and write their usual epistles about how the SE played with no good display, no pattern, kick and follow and how Lesotho was better tactically.

     
    • It’s baffling that people have not realised that  Omo9ja has a Multipersonality Disorder: 
      Day one: Rohr is not a coach; no displayed; no tactical.
      Day Two: I love Rohr. Make Amunike his assistant. 
      Day Three: Sack Rohr. Make Amunike the coach. Bring Jo as his assistant!

      Seems as if his brain is being tormented by a thousand demons. 

       
      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        Hihihihihi…@ Make Amunike Coach and Jo his assistant.

        If Amunike were that good, what does he need Bonfrere Jo for…? If not, why sacked Rohr to make space for him….Only Omo9ja and his demons can answer that. Lolz