TEAM NEWS: Oyinbo Combo start in defence for Nigeria as Rohr names uncapped duo in his starting XI for DRC friendly

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has named “Oyinbo Combo” Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong in his back four Super Eagles in today’s friendly against Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt.

The duo are included along with Tyronne Ebuehi and Elderson Echiejille in the defence line.

Red hot strikers, Simy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa were handed their debuts with starters berths. They will be complemented by Leicester City machine striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Eddy Ogenyi Onazi is expected to captain the Eagles, he will sit in front of the back four.

Deportivo La Caruna youngster Francis Uzoho will start in goal for the three-time African champions.

Rohr also named Oghenekaro Etebo and Joel Chukwuma Obi in the starting XI.

Super Eagles Starting XI Vs Democratic Republic Of Congo:
Francis Uzoho
Tyronne Ebuehi
Elderson Echiejille
Eddy Ogenyi Onazi (C)
Leon Balogun
William Troost Ekong
Joel Chukwuma Obi
Oghenekaro Etebo
Simy Nwankwo
Kelechi Iheanacho
Junior Lokosa

Reserves:
Dele Ajiboye
Daniel Akpeyi
Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Ola Aina
Brian Idowu
Uche Agbo
John Obi Mikel
Shehu Abdullahi
Kenneth Omeruo
Chidozie Awaziem
John Ogu
Odion Jude Ighalo
Ahmed Musa
Stephen Eze
Alex Iwobi

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