AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Lineup Against Desert Foxes Revealed
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is expected to name an unchanged lineup for today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Rohr handed SC Paderborn of Germany left-back, Jamilu Collins his first start of the competition in the quarterfinal win against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa dropping Ola Aina to the bench.
Young winger Samuel Chukwueze also took the place of Moses Simon from the previous game against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Chukwueze scored the opening goal for the Super Eagles in the 2-1 win against the Bafana Bafana and was also named man of the match.
The duo, Completesports.com scooped, will keep their place in the team for the last four game against the Desert Foxes.
The trio of Chidozie Awaziem, Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo who all picked up knocks against the South Africans are now fully fit for the game.
The three players trained fully with the team on Saturday evening at the Aero Sports Centre.
Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi will keep his place in goal with Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong joining Awaziem and Collins in defence.
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi will hold the Super Eagles’ midfield in the game.
The front three will comprise of Musa, Chukwueze and Ighalo.
William Troos-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekharo Etebo, Alex Iwobi
Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo