The Four Key Players In Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations Squad
Published: June 19, 2019
The Four Key Players In Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations SquadSuper Eagles of Nigeria are tipped as one of this year's AFCON favorites based on the quality of players in the team.

There are many in-form players in Rohr's team who can comfortably get the job done in Egypt but there are only few special players whose absence will affect Nigeria's chances of lifting the trophy.

Here is allnigeriasoccer.com's list of four players whom the Super Eagles can't afford to lose during their stay in Egypt:

Mikel Obi

The 32-year-old is the most capped player in the team and Rohr will count on the experience of the former Chelsea man to lead his boys to glory.

His understanding with Ndidi in midfield and creativity make him an important figure in the team.

Wilfred Ndidi

The Leicester City man is more like the the Super Eagles' engine room due to his workaholic nature and the space he often covers during games.

He has been a mainstay in the team since Rohr assumed his position as the national team handler and he's one player whom the gaffer won't want to lose to injury or any form of illness.

Williams Troost-Ekong

The Udinese centre-back is arguably the most capped player under Gernot Rohr, thanks to his consistency and the manager's trust in his abilities.

He is a great centre-back whose partnership with Leon Balogun at the heart of the defence will play a massive role in determining how far the team will go in Egypt.

Odion Ighalo

The Chinese-based striker is definitely one of the stars to watch during the competition based on his goalscoring record throughout the qualifying series.

He's one of the most experienced players in Rohr's team, hence, his presence and goals will boost the Super Eagles dream of lifting their fourth AFCON title.

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