Exclusive: Super Eagles Lineup For Zimbabwe Tie – Kalu, Chukwueze, Onuachu Lead Attack, Akpeyi Starts


The lineup of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ‎for their pre-AFCON 2019 friendly game against Zimbabwe has been revealed by coach of the team, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.


Coach Gernot Rohr lined the players up in his favourite 4-3-3 formation with Daniel Akpeyi preferred in goal ahead of regular first choice Francis Uzoho with Ikechukwu Ezenwa out injured.

Ola Aina starts as the right full back of the back four with Jamilu Collins on his opposite side while the duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun will occupy the role of central defenders for the game.

In midfield, captain John Obi Mikel starts with Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi with the latter playing in the more advanced role close to the three strikers in Paul Onuachu, Samuel Chukwueze and Samuel Kalu.

Full Lineup :

Daniel Akpeyi

Ola Aina

Jamilu Collins

Leon Balogun

Kenneth Omeruo

Oghenekaro Etebo

John Obi Mikel

Alex Iwobi

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Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Kalu

Paul Onuachu