Gernot Rohr has named his starting line-up for Friday’s international friendly against the Indomitable Lions billed for Wiener Neustadt Stadium

 

GOALKEEPER - Maduka Okoye

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GOALKEEPER – Maduka Okoye

The Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper retains his place in the starting line-up and would be hoping to deny the Cameroonians’ rampaging attack.

CENTRE-BACK - William Troost-Ekong

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CENTRE-BACK – William Troost-Ekong

With captain Ahmed Musa on the bench, the experienced defender is expected to provide leadership and cover for Maduka Okoye.

CENTRE-BACK - Chidozie Awaziem

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CENTRE-BACK – Chidozie Awaziem

The 24-year-old returns to the Super Eagles’ starting XI having featured as a substitute against Benin Republic and Lesotho. He must pair well with Troost-Ekong to stop the experienced Cameroonian strikers.

RIGHT-BACK - Shehu Abdullahi

RIGHT-BACK – Shehu Abdullahi

The utility player was in action when Gernot Rohr’s men silenced the Indomitable Lions at Egypt 2019. His experience is key in this showdown.

LEFT-BACK - Jamilu Collins

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LEFT-BACK – Jamilu Collins

The Germany based star has been trusted in that position by Rohr owing to the unavailability of FC Porto star Zaidu Sanusi.

DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER - Wilfred Ndidi

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DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER – Wilfred Ndidi

Still basking in the euphoria of Leicester City’s FA Cup triumph, the no no-nonsense midfielder is expected to put up a good shift against the five-time African kings.

ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Alex Iwobi

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ATTACKING MIDFIELDER – Alex Iwobi

If Cameroon hope to get a good result against the three-time African champions, the Everton star is the man to watch out for as his pace and defence-splitting passes can cause them some problems.

CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Peter Etebo

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CENTRAL MIDFIELDER – Peter Etebo

The Stoke City loanee returns to his natural position as he profits from injuries to several key players in Rohr’s team.

FORWARD - Moses Simon

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FORWARD – Moses Simon

Blessed with speed and a knack for goals, the Nantes man is expected to cause a lot of trouble for the Cameroonian defenders.

FORWARD - Paul Onuachu

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FORWARD – Paul Onuachu

Having found the net in his last two international games for Nigeria, the Genk star would be hoping to continue that run against Toni Conceicao’s side.

FORWARD - Kelechi Iheanacho

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FORWARD – Kelechi Iheanacho

Despite impressive displays at Leicester City, the red-hot striker will be hoping to prove doubters wrong that he is the man to be relied upon in terms of goalscoring activities