By Johnny Edward:
Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and Amkar Perm defender Bryan Idowu will make their first starts for the Super Eagles later tonight against Poland in a friendly billed for the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The match kicks off at 8.45pm Nigerian time.
Uzoho who has kept 12 clean sheets this season in the third-tier of the Spanish League for Deportivo La Coruna’s second team Deportivo Fabril, has got the nod ahead of Enyimba of Aba goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who arrived in camp late for the game.
The friendly will be the 19-year-old’s second appearance for the three-time African champions after he came on during the 4-2 win over Argentina in November.
Idowu, is preferred to Elderson Echiejile and Ola Aina for the left-back spot.
The 25-year-old Idowu made a scoring debut for Nigeria in their 4-2 win over Argentina in November.
Bursaspor right-back Shehu Abdulahi keeps his place in the starting line-up like Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong in the team’s central defence.
In midfield, stand-in captain Ogenyi Onazi and Wilfred Ndidi will provide cover for the defence line.
Kelechi Iheanacho will start in the No.10 role while Odion Ighalo will lead the lines to be flanked by Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi.
How Eagles will play vs Poland:
Abdulahi, Ekong, Balogun, Idowu
Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi