Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be in the starting line-up this afternoon when the Super Eagles face Czech Republic in a friendly in Austria as Gernot Rohr rings some key changes,
This afternoon’s friendly is the final one for the Super Eagles before they head off to Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Ten days later they will battle Croatia in their first group match.
Ndidi has been out since just before the end of last season after copping a hamstring injury and missing Leicester’s final Premier League fixtures. He also missed the Super Eagles’ last two friendlies against DR Congo and England as he continued his rehabilitation.
The Nigeria Football Federation revealed via Twitter that Ndidi will start in midfield along with John Ogu, who came on in the defeat to England on Saturday and impressed as part of a centre-back three. Mikel Obi is the third midfielder against the Czechs.
Ogenyi Onazi and Joel Obi, who were both poor against England, have been dropped to the bench.
Young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho retains his place in the starting line-up just as Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Bryan Idowu keep their spots in the back four.
Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi also retain their places in attack.
The match kicks off at 2pm Nigerian time.
How Super Eagles will start vs Czech Republic
Shehu, Ekong, Balogun, Idowu;
Ogu, Mikel, Ndidi;
Moses, Ighalo, Iwobi.