The interim coaches for the Nigeria national team, led by Coach Salisu Yusuf are planning to make changes in the set-up of the Super Eagles for Tuesday’s friendly against Luxembourg.
Fcnaija.com reports that Coach Salisu and his assistants are likely to start Turkey –based defender Kenneth Omeruo in central defence, and 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.
Ikeme, Musa Mohammed, Kingsley Madu, Leon Balogun, William Troost Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi, Onazi Ogenyi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi started the game against Mali, with Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Lawal, Aminu Umar and Brown Ideye coming on in the second half.
Also there is the likelihood that former U-17 and U-20 star Wilfred Ndidi, who helped his Belgian club, KRC Genk to qualify for the UEFA Europa League following a 5-1 defeat of Charleroi on Sunday, could start in midfield alongside stand –captain Ogenyi Onazi and Shehu Abdullahi.
Luxembourg have scored only four goals in their last 10 matches, whilst conceding 20. But Coach Yusuf said his boys would not under –rate the Europeans at the Stade Josy Barthel.
“There are no longer small teams in international football. You could get a sucker punch if you under –estimate any team. We will go out there and play to win.”