Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has announced the starting line-up to take on Egypt in a high profile international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
As expected, none of the four players drafted to strengthen the Dream Team in yesterday’s U23 AFCON qualifier vs Libya – Francis Uzoho, Valentine Ozornwafor, Chidozie Awaziem and Victor Osimhen – have made the starting line-up.
And the same goes for Odion Ighalo who is not fit after sustaining an injury in the win against Seychelles on Friday, and Ahmed Musa who has returned to Saudi Arabia.
Kaizer Chiefs star Daniel Akpeyi starts in goal for the Super Eagles, while Leon Balogun starts in defense along with William Troost-Ekong, Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins
the three players starting in midfield are: John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi.
FC Midtjylland’s Paul Onuachu has been handed his full debut; Moses Simon and Henry Onyekuru complete the line-up of the Super Eagles.
Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo has been named on the bench, along with Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Peter Etebo, Ighalo, Semi Ajayi and David Okereke.
Nigeria Starting XI Vs Egypt: Akpeyi; Shehu, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Collins; Ogu, Ndidi, Iwobi; Simon, Onuachu, Onyekuru