Gernot Rohr has one major selection dilemma ahead of Nigeria World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie against Zambia on Sunday, even though he has settled for a 4-2-3-1 formation.
The team that prosecuted the second half against local side Plateau United are heavily favoured to start on Sunday against Zambia, judging by the various drills and tactical sessions witnessed by Owngoalnigeria.com.
In goal Carl Ikeme will start in goal with Musa Mohammed and Elderson Echiejile occupying the full back position while William Troost Ekong will partner Kenneth Omeruo in defence.
Just in front of the back four Eddy Onazi will get the nod ahead of the inform Anderson Esiti due to his long term national team partnership with captain Mikel Obi.
Kelechi Iheanacho will play as the third man in the middle for Nigeria but a little bit advanced just behind Brown Ideye who will start as the arrow head of Nigeria’s attack.
Arsenal teen star Alex Iwobi will occupy same left spot from which he dazzled against Plateau United in Wednesday’s test game but the right side of the team is where the competition is in the team.
Rohr initially settled for Moses Simon but his poor abilities in tracking back to help out in defending, especially on the right flank where Nigeria appears suspect could see Ahmed Musa nick it ahead of the Gent man.
Musa will provide coverage for Musa Mohammed, whom the manager feels could be a target for the Zambians due to his lack of experience.