Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said Daniel Akpeyi will be in goal as the team lineup against Egypt in a friendly game on Tuesday.
Concise News understands that the Super Eagles had on Saturday mauled Seychelles 3-1 in their last qualification game for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria Vs Egypt Lineup
Speaking ahead of the match, which will kick off 6pm Nigerian time, Rohr gave a hint on the players that will feature in the clash.
According to him, FC Midtylland of Denmark star Paul Onuachu will lead the team’s attack from the start of the game.
“The two goalkeepers will play tomorrow. Akpeyi will start, Ezenwa will play second half,” Rohr said on Monday in Asaba, Delta State.
“The goalkeeping department is for the goalkeeper coach but I make the final decision.
“We are looking to the future. Uzoho made a good World Cup, he made a mistake but he is young. Competition us open.”
In addition, he noted that “Ighalo is not fit to start but he will be on the bench.
“We will have new players against Egypt. New striker, new defender. We want to see other players but we all the time want to play good football.”
Nigeria starting XI: Daniel Akpeyi, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Jamilu Colins, Shehu Abdulahi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo
Egypt starting XI: Mohamed El Shenawi, Ali Gabr, Amr Warda, Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Ali Ghazal, Mohamed Hany, Karim Hafez, Amr Al Sulaya, Amar Hamdi, Ahmed Hassan Koka, Nabil Dunga
Nigeria Vs Egypt: Time of Game
The Nigeria vs Egypt match will start off by 6 pm at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State.
Where to Watch Nigeria Vs Egypt Match
The match between Nigeria and Egypt can be watched on DSTV’s SuperSport 1 and on SuperSport Select on GoTV.
Concise News understands that the Egyptians have been training for the friendly match with the Eagles at the playground of the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) March 25, 2019