Nigeria Vs Zambia: Rohr Names Super Eagles Starting Line-Up
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named the same starting line-up for the third successive 2018 World Cup qualifying game.
Rohr will send out the same team, that defeated Cameroon 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo and drew 1-1 in Yaounde last month, against the Chipolopolo on Saturday.
This means Odion Ighalo will lead Nigeria’s attack and will be supported from the flanks by Victor Moses and Simon Moses.
Home-based Ikechukwu Ezenwa retains his place in his goal, while the Leon Balogun-William Troost-Ekong partnership start in central defence.
Nigeria XI: Ezenwa, Shehu, Balogun, Troost, Elderson, Onazi, Mikel (c), Ndidi, Simon, Ighalo, Moses
Meanwhile Head coach of the Zambian national team, Wedson Nyirenda, has also named his starting line-up for Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
Nyirenda will be without inform striker, Patson Daka, who appears not have recovered from a knock, that made his leave training this week.
However, goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene is fit and takes his place between the sticks for the South African country.
Zambia need a win against Nigeria, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the tournament in Russia next year alive.
Zambia XI: K Mweene, S Silwimba, F Kapumbu, Z Tembo, S Sunzu, K Mtonga, A Mulenga, E Mwepu, C Lungu, A Ngonga, F Sakala.