John Mikel Obi, earning his 81st international cap today, is set to lead the Super Eagles against the Chipolopolo of Zambia when the two sides meet today in Uyo for a crunch World Cup qualifier.
Also in the starting lineup announced by Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr earlier are Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong whose strong partnership in the Nigerian defence has earned them the nickname Oyinbo Wall. Shehu Abdullahi and Elderson Echiejile will play the full-back positions.
Rohr is also keeping faith with Ikechukwu Ezenwa in the goal while the England-based duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi start from the bench.
The full line up is below:
John Mikel Obi
Source: G Sport