Nigeria will likely make three changes to the starting line up for their next game against Iceland on Friday, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively report base on our findings after their training session today.
Coach of the team Gernot Rohr will ring changes to his starting line up after the 0-2 loss to Croatia on Saturday but it won’t be wholesome changes as expected by many as he plans to keep the core of the team once again on Friday.
However the trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ahmed Musa are strong contenders to start on Friday with Odion Ighalo, Shehu Abdullahi and Alex Iwobi expected to be dropped for the game, where a defeat will end Nigeria’s campaign at the World Cup.
The need to inject pace and urgency in the attack of the Eagles is largely the reason why Musa will start in attack with Victor Moses moving to the left flank as they aim to stretch the defence of Iceland with pace and dribbles.
Ebuehi who is very adept at overlapping from his right full back spot is also in the mix to start ahead of Abdullahi as Rohr eyes more bodies upfront especially as Iceland are expected to be lined up in a defensive way. Iheanacho will likely take the spot of Odion Ighalo in the starting line up base on what we have observed during their training sessions.