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Osimhen Iheanacho, Ruled Out Of Super Eagles Vs Mozambique

Osimhen Iheanacho, Ruled Out Of Super Eagles Vs Mozambique

Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho have been ruled out of Nigeria’s international friendly against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique.

Osimhen sustained an injury in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw against the Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia.

The Napoli hitman was replaced by Terem Moffi in the 55th minute.

According to camp sources, the 24-year-old will sit out the game following the setback.

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Iheanacho will miss the game because of personal issue.

The Leicester City striker has already returned to his base in England.

The 27-year-old scored a fantastic goal in Nigeria’s 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia.

The encounter between the Super Eagles and Mambas is slated for the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira, Portugal on Monday.

The friendly will start at 4pm Nigeria time.


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WORDPRESS: 5
  • Footballfanatic 7 months ago

    I just hope Napoli won’t use this as a reason to hold him and not release for the nations cup…

  • No wahala! We’ve got a lot of strikers at our disposal. We are blessed. 

  • If paseiro or pajero get brain .the tomorrow formation should be 4231 or 433. And the lineup should be Adeleye bright osayi bruno bassey Jordan. Midfielder Frank oyenka Nidi fisayo strikers Simon bonafice lookman . .

  • Hi BJ,

    You have a point. I am yet to identify Peseiro’s second choice starting formation. You in-game you see the the morphing into a 4-2-1-3 formation with Iheanacho/Chukwueze drifting into attacking midfield, pushing Ndidi and Iwobi slightly back.

    But to start, the Portuguese Gaffer has been obstinate in going for 4-4-2. His kindred spirit Eguavoen would always revert to a 4-1-4-1 when the chips were down.

    To be honest, this 4-1-4-1 allowed the Super Eagles to more express themselves than 4-4-2. For one, it has that holding defensive midfielder who works assiduously to protect the back 4 and also launch ballistic long ball to instigate attacks. It adds a lot of bodies in midfield when one of the wingers drift in to support the two attacking midfielders and one of the attacking midfielders can drift into support striker territory.

    The main centre forward can hold up play, bring others in and peel off defends in perilous territory.

    In this type of formation, my starting 11 will be:

    GK: Adeleye
    FBs: Osayi Samuel, Onyemaechi
    CBs: Ajayi, Bassey
    DM: Ndidi
    AMs: Iwobi, Aribo
    WFs: Simon, Dele Bashiru
    CF: Boniface

  • TOSIN SHOULD PLAY IN MF ALONG WITH IWOBI AND NDIDI. ATTACK SHOULD BE TEREM, BONIFACE AND SIMON. DEFENCE SHOULD BE BASSEY, TORUNARIGHA, AJAYI, SAMUEL. GOALIE, WELL I CANT SAY FOR NOW.

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