Akpeyi, Awaziem, Iwobi to start against South Africa

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has named his starting line up for the all important AFCON Qualifying match against South Africa with a few surprises in the team.

First off, Chidozie Awaziem has been handed a starting shirt in center back in what looks like a 4-3-3 formation.

Elderson Echiejile also starts in defence at left back while the other defenders are William Troost Ekong and Abdulahi Shehu.

There is no place for John Ogu in the team while Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Kayode Olarenwaju found places for themselves on the bench.

Kelechi Iheanacho will lead the lines alongside Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon

Eagles line up for South Africa

1. Daniel Akpeyi
12. Abdulahi Shehu
5. William Troost Ekong
2. Chiedozie Awaziem
3. Elderson Echiejile
6. Ndidi Onyinye
10. Etebo Oghenekaro
14. Kelechi Iheanacho
15. Simon Moses
17. Ogenyi Onazi
18. Alex Iwobi

Substitutes

4. Kenneth Omeruo
7. Ahmed Musa
8. Mikel Agu
9. Victor Osimhen
11. Kayode Olarenwaju
13. Tyrone Ebuehi
18. Ikechukwu Ezenwa



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