Leicester duo, Everton winger, Okoye start for Nigeria as Rohr confirms starting XI vs CameroonPublished: June 08, 2021
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed his starting lineup for his final preparatory game against African opposition before the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers - an international friendly against Cameroon.
Ahead of the game, three players had been guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup by the German football tactician, namely goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Valentine Ozornwafor and Ahmed Musa, but the APOEL Nicosia star has been left out of the starting lineup - a decision that sees Maduka Okoye keep his place in goal.
Ozornwafor is partnered in defence by Chidozie Awaziem, making his second straight start against the Indomitable Lions, while Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins are the fullbacks.
The Paderborn left-back had been ruled out of the encounter by coach Rohr but passed a late fitness test ahead of the game.
There are also starts for Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi, Nantes' Moses Simon and Everton winger Alex Iwobi.
Fresh from winning the Ebony Shoe award, Racing Genk marksman Paul Onuachu is partnered in attack by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Oghenekaro Etebo, Anthony Izuchukwu, Vincent Onovo, Anayo Iwuala, John Noble, Abraham Marcus, Samson Tijani and Terem Meffi are on the bench.
Nigeria starting XI vs Cameroon : Okoye; Collins, Ozornwafor, Awaziem, Shehu; Ndidi, Iwobi, Simon, Musa; Iheanacho, Onuachu
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