After what was largely seen as a shambolic performance by Joel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi in the game against England, the Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has relegated the duo to the bench for Wednesday's friendly against the Czech Republic.

Instead, Israel-based John Ogu was picked ahead of both Onazi and Joel Obi, who failed to impress in the England game.

He will combine with returning Wilfred Ndidi in defensive midfield, which is his best position.


He played as one of three central defenders in a changed 3-5-2 formation in the second half of the England game.

Nigeria Starting XI vs Czech Rep – Uzoho, Shehu, Idowu, Leon Balogun, Troost Ekong – Ndidi, Ogu – Victor Moses, Iwobi, Mikel Obi – Odion Ighalo

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