Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has announced his starting lineup for the national team’s crucial World Cup match against Argentina following a team meeting that just ended.
The German’s lineup showed that he has listened to the voice of the Super Eagles fans as he has decided to stick with the same formation that was used against Iceland last Friday.
In addition, there are no personnel changes, Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho will start the biggest game of his career to date against Lionel Messi and co.
The defense contains Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo, who was so good in the air against Iceland, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun.
Rohr hinted at Monday afternoon’s pre-match press conference that his two star players John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will take up defensive duties and that is the case; the Super Eagles captain will play as a defensive midfielder while the Chelsea ace slots in at right wing-back.
Brian Idowu is preferred ahead of Tyronne Ebuehi once again, Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi complete the five-man midfield, meaning Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi starts on the bench.
Nigeria’s top scorer in World Cup history Ahmed Musa gets the nod up-front and he will be assisted by Leicester City teammate Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Super Eagles will leave their hotel for the match venue at 1845 hours, two hours and fifteen minutes before the start of the match at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.
Nigeria Starting XI Vs Argentina : Uzoho; Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo; Victor Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Etebo, Idowu; Iheanacho, Musa