Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is yet to settle on his preferred pair in the central defence ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Algeria.
Owngoalnigeria.com checks on the team training session can report that Rohr tried out four possible combination in central defence during the session in search for the right duo.
Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun started at one end while Troost Ekong was paired with Uche Agbo at the start of training for the other team, and as the session progressed, the coach made further changed.
Agbo and Omeruo were later paired on one side while Balogun and Ekong played for the other team, and even though they kept a clean sheet. Rohr shocked onlookers when Agbo was made to pair Elderson Echiejile.
Echiejile who is predominantly a left full back paired the Granada man in central defence, and amazingly the duo were quite comfortable playing alongside each other with Agbo particularly impressive with his ball distribution.
It remains to be seen which of the pair will get the nod for the Algeria game, but Nigerians can be rest assured that whoever gets the nod won’t falter against the Desert Foxes.