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Nigeria vs Argentina: Super Eagles starting XI revealed



-Eagles to play with a three-man defence against Argentina.

Super Eagles starting line up revealed.

Coach Gernot Rohr will likely start the Super Eagles’s game against Argentina with a three-man defence as he switches to the 3-5-2 formation.

This will be the first time coach Gernot Rohr will be playing with a three-man defence since he became Nigeria’s coach.

The Eagles match against South American giants, Argentina in Tuesday’s friendly at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia will kick of by 5:00 pm Nigerian time.

South Africa based, Chippa United’s goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi will be in between the sticks.

Awaziem will join the defensive partnership of Leon Balogun and William Ekong-Troost in a three-man defence.

Shehu Abdullahi and Ola Aina will play in the wing-back position.

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The midfield trio will consist of skipper Mikel Obi who was rested for the Algerian game, Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, and John Ogu.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected  to lead the attack.


Nigeria has only won a single game in seven senior meetings with Argentina, while the South American power house have recorded five wins against the Eagles.

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Updated on  January 8, 2018 at 8:55 am