Iheanacho Beats Nwakali To Number 10 Role, Could Partner Ndidi & Onazi Against Seychelles


On loan Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali is presently not in line for a starting role for Nigeria tomorrow against Seychelles judging by Owngoalnigeria.com checks at the training ground of the team.


Nwakali has impressed in training but the Porto B loanee is still behind Kelechi Iheanacho ‎who has scored goals aside from teeing up others to score as well.

Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr has paired him with the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Ogenyi Onazi in midfield and bar any late minute change of mind, the trio could be the midfielders for Nigeria against Seychelles.

Although Nwakali could yet make his senior bow for Nigeria, but it will likely be a substitute rather than as a starter with Iheanacho likely to start in the role just behind the striker.

The number ten role is not entirely new to Iheanacho as he has in the past played in that position even though he plays as a top striker for his present team Leicester City and his former side Manchester City.

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Joel James reporting from Seychelles