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Pre -AFCON  Friendly: Super Eagles To Adopt 3-5-2 Formation Vs Senegal

Pre -AFCON  Friendly: Super Eagles To Adopt 3-5-2 Formation Vs Senegal

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will adopt a 3-5-2 formation in Sunday’s pre- 2019 Africa Cup of Nations friendly encounter against the Terangha Lions of Senegal at the Ismaila, Stadium, Completesports.com reports.

The three-time time champions played a 4-4-2 formation in last Saturday’s friendly clash against the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba which ended in a goalless draw.

Head coach of the side,  Completesports.com learnt is however prepared to change his formation against the Senegalese who are one of the favourites to win the competition.

The Super Eagles lined-up in the same formation in their penultimate AFCON 2019 qualifying game against the Bafana Bafana of South in Johannesburg which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The trio of Leon Balogun,  William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo are expected to occupy  the three centre-back positions in the formation, while Jamilu Collins will feature in the left wing-back position.

It however remain to be seen who will play at right wing-back position amongst the trio of Samuel Kalu,  Ola Aina and Shehu Abdullahi.

Nigeria are in Group B of the showpiece and they will begin their campaign for a fourth Afcon title against Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on June 22.

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  • Goal 1 year ago

    Please stop listing shehu among the wing-back because he don’t have what it takes to play the role. I prefer Kalu or aina.

  • Dele 1 year ago

    New and latest tactical formation is 5 5 0. And not 5 4 1 . Or 3 4 3 . Or 6 3 1 or 4 4 2 or 4 2 4 .or 3 6 1

    • Pompei 1 year ago

      Nice one, Dele, LOL! I prefer the 5-0-5 system. You know, like the Peugeot 505. Who needs midfielders? Midfielders are way overrated! The 5 defenders can just kick the ball up, and the 5 strikers will find their way. Hopefully, they won’t bump into each other in the process. I also like 5-5-0. 5 defenders, 5 midfielders, no striker. Very nice formation.

      • Paschal 1 year ago

        Hahaaha Pompei and Dele are killing me with laughter here o hahahaha.

  • stan 1 year ago

    I prefer 4-4-2 formation i will advise Gr to start balogun from the right full back. ezenwa. Balogun.omeruo. ekong.collins.MD ndidi.mikel.iwobi.kalu. AT ighalo.onyekuru. with this squad SE can win the afcon.

    • knet32 1 year ago

      Balogun legs are not like 6 years back, he may not be that fast again to play right-back.

  • Debo 1 year ago

    “while Jamilu Collins will feature in the left wing-back position…” What about Moses Simon? Is he not the most effective left wing back we have presently? How do you know Collins is the left wing back and you do not know which of Aina, Shehu or Kalu will be the right wing back? I think you can do much better Complete Sports. If you are not sure about what you’re posting, its better not to post any article than posting insinuations.

    • Onwajunior 1 year ago

      Which kind Simon Moses? Hope you’ve not been Believing that sponsored website owngoalnigeria that has been spilling fake news. How do you think Rohr would have Collins, who is a natural left back, and play Simon? Rohr is conservative and would rather play safe than experiment. 

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    I would rather go with a 3-4-3 formation. My problem with 3-5-2 is the possibility that Chukwueze may be benched! But 3-4-3, the line up could be something like this:
    Ekong, Omeruo, Balogun
    Aina, Ndidi, Mikel, Collins
    Chukwueze, Ighalo, Onyekuru, or Iwobi, or Musa, or Kalu

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Having said that, with the firepower we have going forward, perhaps a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 might be the optimal options.
    Aina, Ekong, Balogun, Collins
    Chukwueze, Ndidi, Mikel, Iwobi/Kalu
    Ighalo, Onyekuru
    Now, this is a balanced line up, explosive going forward, mobile, double pivot midfield, and solid defense.