FIFA World Cup

Nigeria Vs Serbia: Gernot Rohr Announce Starting XI, Shehu on the Bench


Gernot Rohr has announced his starting X1 for tonight’s pre-World Cup friendly against Serbia at the Hive Stadium in London.

The Super Eagles coach has made 3 changes to the squad that defeated Poland on Friday. In one of the changes, ADO Den Haag right-back Tyronne Ebuehi will be replacing Abdullahi Shehu.

While the Bursaspor defender is on the bench, Kelechi Iheanacho and Oghenekaro Etebo have been totally ruled out of the friendly since they are yet  to recover from their injuries.

Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho will start ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa in goal.

The formation proposed against Serbia is a 4-3-3. Brian Idowu will start on the left as usual while Leon Balogun as well as William Troost-Ekong will continue their center-back partnership.

Trabzonspor’s Eddy Onazi returns to the starting line-up and will protect the back 4, Wilfred Ndidi and Joel Obi will play a little ahead of him in a 3-man midfield.

Ahmed Musa will lead the charge for goals and will be flanked by Alex Iwobi & Victor Moses.

The Serbia friendly match in London will commence at 8:00pm Nigeria time.

Nigeria Vs Serbia Starting Lineup (4-3-3) : Uzoho – Ebuehi, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Idowu – Onazi, Ndidi, Joel Obi – Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa

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