German tactician Gernot Rohr has opted for Torino’s Joel Obi ahead of Oghenekaro Etebo, to replace the recuperating Wilfred Ndidi in the line up against England.
Both Ogenyi Onazi and Joel Obi will be the ball winners for the Nigerian side with the captain, Mikel Obi, pulling the midfield strings slightly ahead.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi will operate from the flanks as inverted wingers with Odion Ighalo leading the line, keeping Crotone’s forward Simmy Nwankwo on the Substitute bench.
Possible Starting XI
Francis Uzoho; Abdullahi Shehu; William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, Bryan Idowu, Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo.