Okoye, Iheanacho, Osimhen Start For Super Eagles Vs Benin


Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has named Maduka Okoye , Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen in his starting line-up for today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Benin, reports Completesports.com.

Okoye is picked ahead of Francis Uzoho and John Noble in goal.

Fulham’s Ola Aina will occupy the right-back position, while Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi will feature in the left-back position.

Stand-in captain Wiliam Troost-Ekong, who is making his 40th appearance for the Super Eagles will pair Leon Balogun in central defence.

Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo will play in midfield.

Samuel Chukwueze and Henry Onyekuru will play from the right and the left wings with Iheanacho and Osimhen operating as the two main strikers.

Super Eagles X1 VsBenin

Maduka Okoye , Zaidu Sanusi, Ola Aina , William Troost -Ekong, Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo , Samuel Chukwueze, Henry Onyekuru, Kelechi Iheanacho , Victor Osimhen

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Source: Complete Sports