Formations & Positions Super Eagles Players Played In Gernot Rohr’s First Game In Charge


Newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr won his first game as coach of the senior Nigeria national team by whipping Akwa United 3-0 in a friendly game.

Loading... bring to you the various roles, players of the Super Eagles played in the German’s first game in charge.

First Half: ( 4-3-3)

Ikechukwu Ezenwa started in goal with Musa Mohammed and Elderson Echiejile manning the right and left full back roles respectively.

In central defence Kano Pillars Jamiu Alimi paired FC Porto’s Chidozie Awaziem with Shehu Abdullahi just in front of the them as the deepest of the midfield trio of himself, Wilfred Ndidi and Nosa Igiebor who was the most advanced.

In attack, Imoh Ezekiel and Victor Osimhen both played on the flanks with Brown Ideye leading the line for the first half team.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Musa Mohammed

Elderson Echiejile

Shehu Abdullahi

Nosa Igiebor

Wilfred Ndidi

Jamiu Alimi

Chidozie Awaziem

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Imoh Ezekiel

Victor Osimhen

Brown Ideye

Second Half: ( 4-2-3-1)

Emmanuel Daniel replaced Ezenwa in goal while the duo of Mohammed and Echiejile retained their full back roles.

As exclusively reported by, Leon Balogun partnered William Troost Ekong in central defence, the partnership rumoured to be the German’s favourite in competitive games.

Ogenyi Onazi was the deepest of the midfield trio with Mikel Obi and Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of him, however Manchester City teen forward Iheanacho was more like the man behind the main striker Odion Ighalo.

On the flanks Ahmed Musa attacked from the right, while Victor Moses took his position on the left side of the team’s attack in the second half.

Emmanuel Daniel

Musa Mohammed

Elderson Echiejile

William Troost Ekong

Leon Balogun

Ogenyi Onazi

Mikel Obi

Kelechi Iheanacho

Victor Moses

Ahmed Musa

Odion Ighalo