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Iwobi, Chukwueze, Onuachu In Nigeria Starting Line Up Against Algeria

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released the team’s starting lineup in international friendly against Algeria happening by 7:30 pm today at Austria.

Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Semi Ajayi, Paul Onuachu who got a late call-up as Victor Osimhen’s replacement and debutant Frank Onyeka will start the game.

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Maduka Okoye has been picked ahead of Dele Alampasu and Mathew Yakubu in goal.

Rohr also opted for the duo of William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun in central defence while Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi is picked ahead of Jamilu Collins for the left-back position and Tyronne Ebuehi will occupy the right-back position.

However, regulars like Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo who have all be exempted from the schedule.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian senior team had earlier undergone a compulsory COVID-19 test ahead of the Algeria clash which is generally deemed a rematch of the 2019 African Cup of Nations semi-final which Algeria won 2-1 courtesy of Riyad Mahrez’s late winner.

Super Eagles Starting XI vs Algeria:

Maduka Okoye – Zaidu Sanusi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi , Semi Ajayi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Paul Onuachu.

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