Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has named a formidable starting line up for Thursday’s friendly clash against Congo with Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel making the final.
Wolverhampton goalkeeper Carl Ikeme retains his place between the sticks following Thursday’s sudden retirement of Vincent Enyeama.
Enyeama rteired from international football on Thursday after a reported meeting with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Belgium.
But it is believed Enyeama’s decision came as a result of a falling-out with Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh on Tuesday night following the announcement of CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa as the country’s new captain.
Else where, Abdulahi partners William Troost-Ekong in the central defensive role following the absence of Kenneth Omeruo and Godfrey Oboabona while the right and left fullback positions are taken up by Leon Balogun and Elderson Echiejile respectively.
Inform Watford FC striker who is currently the highest gaols scorer in British football in 2015 leads the attack for the Oliseh led side. He’s supported on the flanks by Sylvester Igboun and Ahmed Musa while the trio of Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Obi and Rabiu Ibrahim sit behind the front three in a 4-3-3 formation.
Nigeria XI v Congo: Ikeme, Echiejile, Abdulahi, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel, Rabiu Ibrahim, Igboun, Ighalo and Musa