Eagles’ 1st 11 Vs Libya: Rohr Hands Collins First Start As Iwobi, Shehu Returns

Eagles’ 1st 11 Vs Libya: Rohr Hands Collins First Start As Iwobi, Shehu Returns

By Johnny Edward in Uyo:
Gernot Rohr has handed Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins his first start for the Super Eagles in today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier clash against Libya in here in Uyo, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Rohr also recalled Alex Iwobi and Abdullahi Shehu to the starting line-up for the crucial encounter.

The German tactician also recalled William Troost Ekong to the defence line to partner Leon Balogun, with Abdullahi and Collins as the full-backs.

In midfield, Oghenekaro Etebo also returned to the starting lineup and will partner Wilfred Ndidi.

Alex Iwobi will play in the No.10 role with Odion Ighalo leading the attack. The Changchun Yatai striker will be flanked by Samuel Kalu and captain Ahmed Musa.

Rohr however has listed Henry Onyekuru, John Ogu, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Ola Aina Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheanacho as the substitutes.

Super Eagles Starting XI:

Francis Uzoho,Shehu Abdullahi,Leon Balogun,Troost-Ekong,Jamilu Collins
Wilfred Ndidi,Oghenekaro Etebo,Samuel Kalu, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo.

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Mr ROHR is this your dream team anyway Libya is not a threat to SE any day!

  • soldout 2 years ago

    We knew you will list Ighalo as your topman. No suprises in that one…wish SE the best

  • Ighalo again, God help us to get a penalty, if not, Ighalo might not score any goal.
    And if we don’t score a goal in the first 35min, we will come under pressure and boy that will be so bad.
    Why not success or Iheanacho?

  • Presh 2 years ago

    Shehu got a shirt? Am surprised. Can he get a shirt in Torino? Soon he too will head to Saudi Arabia.

  • Why not success instead of Ighalo for now ?

    Mr. Coach, this game is must win oh.

  • How can Moses Simon not even be on the bench? I don’t get it. Ighalo has proved to be short one at the front, is it that he performs magic in training and then goes comatose in the real match? Rohr should explain to us oo. If it’s so, then that one na village things. Lol.

    South Africa is currently demolishing completely toothless Seychelles 5-0. If we had a real No 9 in our last match, we would have won more handsomely too. It’s funny Awaziem, Ekong (defenders) and Ighalo have the same goal tally for Nigeria in the past one year in open play.

  • Martins 2 years ago

    Where can one stream this match live… Plsssss

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Someone help with online links to watch d match plssssss…!!!

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Firstrowonlydoteu use the link

      • Martins 2 years ago

        Can’t figure this out bros

        • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

          Replace the dot with a .   I wrote that because complete sports might delete the comment 

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Ighalo has started messing up already. This guy will not help himself smh will he not try to score reasonable goal instead of looking for penalty? Anyway 1 goal up already 

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    So far it’s a very boring game with the look of things Ighalo will not take us anyway because playing against a world class team we will not get cheap penalties and the Samuel kalu guy is overrated his end product is zero. Coach Rohr is a below average coach South Africa just showed us by beating Seychelles in a resounding manner! Nonetheless we will win but after this game I think we have to fashion out a way Ighalo will leave this team alone

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 years ago

    Ighalo !!!!! Ighalo !!!!! Ighalo for Nigeria. Ighalo has finally arrived. Welcome oo. You scored 3 goals in this match today. When Ighalo returns on Tuesday with a bang also, l will nominate Ighalo for a chieftaincy in Edo State.

  • Congratulations Nigeria.
    Well done Ighalo. Keep it up.

  • If not that we needed the win, the game was boring. And because Ighalo scores a hat trick, please the 3rd goal he was counting his legs.

  • abdulrahman 2 years ago

    chima can’t comment again ni