CONFIRMED: Akpeyi In Goal, Awaziem Starts As Super Eagles Play 3-5-2 Vs Argentina


By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi have both been named in the team’s starting line-up in Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia to confirm’s EXCLUSIVE hours earlier.

This was confirmed on the the Football Federation (NFF) verified Twitter handle.

Also, as reported, the Super Eagles will be experimenting with a 3-5-2 formation. And the XI is EXACTLY like reported it at least six hours before.

Also making a return to the team is Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem whose last game for the Super Eagles was in their 2-0 defeat to South Africa on matchday one of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Uyo on June 10.

Other players who are in the starting line-up are Shehu Abdullahi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina and John Ogu.

The others are Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.

On the becnh for the Eagles are Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Ahemd Musa, Olanrewaju Kayode, Oghenekaro Etebo, Uche Agbo, Tyrone Ebuehi, Henry Onyekuru Anthony Nwakaeme, Chidiebere Nwakali and Kenneth Omeruo.

Meanwhile, Amkar Perm defender, Bryan Idowu, who joined the team in Krasnodar on Sunday was not included in the squad for the Argentina game.


Super Eagles XI against Argentina:

Daniel Akpeyi
Shehu Abdullahi
Leon Balogun
William Troost-Ekong
Chidozie Awaziem
Ola Aina
John Mikel Obi
Wilfred Ndidi
John Ogu
Kelechi Iheanacho
Alex Iowbi
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