Super Eagles Starting XI Vs Argentina
With just one win to their credit against Argentina since 1994, the Super Eagles know they need to be at their best in Tuesday's friendly against Argentina.
In this light, Coach Genort Rohr is trying out a new strategy as he has opted for a 3-5-2 formation as Nigeria tackle Argentina in Tuesday’s friendly at the Krasnodar Stadium.
Rohr is deploying Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem in a three-man central defence alongside Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong.
Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi is back in goal for the Super Eagles after missing the last four games, with the pair of Ola Aina and Shehu Abdulahi playing as wing-backs.
In midfield, captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up after he was rested for the inconsequential World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine last Friday.
Mikel is set for his 80th international appearance for the Super Eagles.
The former Chelsea ace will play alongside John Ogu, who scored a stunning goal against Algeria, and Leicester City’s combative midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.
Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are leading the Super Eagles attack.
Nigeria have won only one game in seven senior meetings against Argentina since 1994 to date.
Super Eagles X1:
Defender:Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Awaziem
Abdullahi, Mikel, Ndidi, Ogu, Aina