By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to make at least six changes to his starting line-up to face Uganda Cranes in Tuesday’s international friendly, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Rohr who qualified the Super Eagles for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations championship after missing out on two editions revealed during his pre-match interview that Ikechukwu Ezenwa will play no part in the international friendly billed for the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
Ezenwa was in goal for the Super Eagles who were held to a 1-1 draw away to South Africa at the FNB Stadium last Saturday.
“We have two goalkeepers who didn’t play against South Africa, we’ll make about six changes because we want to see everyone,” Rohr revealed during his pre-match conference on Monday ahead of the game.
“Afelokhai and Akpeyi will feature in both halves of the game.”
The German tactician is expected to start Daniel Akpeyi in goal for the game with Rotherham United defender Semi Ajayi partnering William Troost Ekong in the heart of the Super Eagles defense.
Bryan Idowu who missed the team’s last three games will start at right-back while Jamilu Collins keeps his place at left-back.
In midfield, Victoria Setubal midfielder Mikel Agu could line up alongside John Ogu and Oghenekaro Etebo while Isaac Success is set to lead the lines for the Super Eagles and he will be flanked by captain Ahmed Musa and Samuel Kalu.
Meanwhile, a 31–man Uganda Cranes delegation arrived Asaba Monday evening and trained the Stephen Keshi stadium ahead of the clash.
The Cranes were 1-0 winners in their last encounter against the Super Eagles in a friendly game played at the Akwa Ibom stadium in Uyo in March 2015.
Farouk Miya scored with a powerful header to ruin Vincent Enyeama’s 100th international match for the Super Eagles.
The game will kickoff at 4.30pm.