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Nigeria Vs South Africa Super Eagles likely line-up

Gernot Rohr will make just two changes to the starting XI which he used for the 3-0 win in the friendly against Togo.

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Boss of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is set to stick with his trusted starting XI for the crucial 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against South Africa.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Saturday, June 10 take on South Africa in Uyo in the matchday one of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Ahead of the game, Pulse Sports have learnt that Rohr might stick with the starting XI he used for the 3-0 win over Togo in a friendly game played on Friday, June 2.

Gernot Rohr play Gernot Rohr has decided to stick with his starting XI he used for the friendly game against Togo with only two changes (Alain Bourdaux/Icon Spor)


Just two changes will be made to that starting XI.

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who has recovered from a knock will replace Ikechukwu Ezenwa in goal while stand-in captain Ogenyi Onazi will start instead of Mikel Agu.

Ogenyi Onazi play Ogenyi Onazi who is the stand-in captain will go straight into the line-up (Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Image)

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That would mean that Chidozie Awaziem will partner William Troost-Ekong in central defence leaving Super Eagles regular Kenneth Omeruo on the bench.

Omeruo was not part of the Super Eagles squad for the friendly games against Corsica and Togo. He only arrived camp on Tuesday.

Likely Super Eagles Starting XI against South Africa

Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu, Chidozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Elderson Echiejile

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi (C), Oghenekaro Etebo

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi

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