Gernot Rohr and Mikel

Super Eagles’ coach to rest Mikel, Moses, Ighalo against Iceland

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In response to the 2-0 loss to Croatia during 2018 World Cup opener last week Saturday, the Super Eagles’ Coach Gernot Rohr is set to change his formation against Iceland.

According to, the German will pull the strings and rest some of the players he has kept faith with since the World Cup qualifiers and the friendly matches.

Players like Simeon Nwankwo may be given the nod over Odion Ighalo who has been Rohr’s preferred choice in the striking role, and the manager may also rest captain Mikel John Obi and give either John Ogu or Joel Obi the chance to pair with the duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo. Ogenyi Onazi may also be given a look- in.

One of Ahmed Musa or Kelechi Iheanacho may also be picked to start ahead of Victor Moses who is yet to find his rhythm in the past 3 games he has featured for the team.

Abdullahi Shehu and Bryan Idowu may keep their places but will be under pressure as Tyronne Ebuehi and Elderson Echiejile are breathing down their necks to return to the starting lineup.

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