Eagles 1st 11 Vs Guinea: Mikel, Troost-Ekong, Chukwueze Dropped




Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi, William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Chukwueze have been dropped to the bench for today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash with Guinea, Completesports.com reports.

The trio started the Eagles’ first match against the Swallows of Burundi last Saturday.

In their place, head coach Gernot Rohr, has opted for Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun and Moses Simon.

In goal, Rohr has kept faith with Daniel Akpeyi who despite a good showing against Burundi looked short of confidence.

Versatile defender, Chidozie Awaziem, who replaced the injured Shehu Abdullahi against Burundi will start at right-back, while Ola Aina and Kenneth Omeruo are the two other defenders that have been handed starting shirts against the Guineans.

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and John Mikel Obi will start in midfield.

Match hero against Burundi, Odion Ighalo will lead the attack in place of Paul Onuachu, and will be flanked by the duo of Moses Simon and Ahmed Musa.

Super Eagles Starting Lineup VS Guinea

Daniel Akpeyi, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Odion ghalo

By Adeboye Amosu

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