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Ighalo, Musa Axed ; Onuachu, Chukwueze Start For Super Eagles Vs Burundi

Ighalo,  Musa  Axed ;  Onuachu,  Chukwueze Start For Super Eagles Vs Burundi

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has axed the duo of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa from his starting line-up for the side’s opening Group B against the Swallows of Burundi, Completesports.com reports.

FC Midtjylland of Denmark forward Paul Onuachu will lead the team’s attack in the place of Ighalo against the debutants.

Alex Iwobi, who plays for English Premier League club, Arsenal will occupy the left -wing position.

Rohr has also handed starting berths to Samuel Chukwueze who will operate from the right-wing, while Ola Aina will take the place of the injured Jamilu Collins at left-back.

Daniel Akpeyi is the number one choice in goal with Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong as central defenders.

Skipper Mikel Obi will marshal the midfield along with Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo.

Super Eagles Starting Lineup vs Burundi:
Daniel Akpeyi – Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong – Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo – Alex Iwobi, Paul Onuachu, Samuel Chukwueze

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Very unexpected line up if you ask me…!

    • Tuuns 2 years ago

      Totally unexpected! Injury and fitness playing a great toll. Semi’s head is strong.

  • Obidee 2 years ago

    Hmmmmm this lineup is not satisfactory

  • Good lineup. Totally unexpected. Good luck Super Eagles.

  • It’s a good line up

  • Game tactics and formation is enough to win not names. Burumdi wil only stay in their pole watin 4 counter

  • The question now is, “if players are injured why take them to the nations cup in the first place.”

    • @josh, Who are the injured players?

    • I asked because the report mentioned Jamilu Collins as the I hired playe. And I do not think the guy was injured before the final list was released.

  • Samson Oyeyinka 2 years ago

    I love this starting line up. It’s a joker. Ahmed musa and Ighalo are regulars. These guys mist have studied their patterns. They will come in as substitutes in the second half. We hope we can beat them 3 goals to nothing so we send signals to other members of the group. Go eagles.

  • prince 2 years ago

    what is the kick time of the match?

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    No shaking we have the best coach in the world 

  • terrorist attack.indomitable midfield. rohr has now made up his mind to win something. bravo oga rohr.

  • My main problem is the keeper but gud starting 11

  • Surprising line up. Guess Rohr must have studied tapes of burundi, we need pace weaken there defense. The midfield is compact already. I believe he went for Onuachu’s height to help with the tall burundi defenders