Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo and Belgium-based Wilfred Ndidi are set to start for the Super ...
Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo and Belgium-based Wilfred Ndidi are set to start for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s friendly against Luxembourg.
Both players joined up the squad late - Omeruo had to sort out a visa problem, while Ndidi was involved in Genk’s successful push for a Europa League ticket.
Omeruo is expected to be considered ahead of Leon Balogun, who several blunders in the heart of the Eagles back four but went unpunished by Mali on Friday.
Ndidi is now an accomplished defensive midfielder after playing most of his career as a central defender and he could start ahead of man of the match against Mali Shehu Abdullahi.
On Monday morning, he arrived the team’s Alvisse Parc Hotel camp in Luxembourg City, bringing the number of players in camp to 21.
Midfielder Babatunde Michael, who flew to Morocco after the clash with Mali to be on duty for his club Raja Casablanca, was being expected in Luxembourg City on Monday night.
Coach Salisu Yusuf and assistants are also likely to start South Africa –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi may start in place of Carl Ikeme as the coaches intend to take a look at all the players in camp.