Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on DR Congo in a warm-up match today Monday, 28th May before this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria opening match in Russia will be against Croatia in a bid to progress through the group stages of the World Cup and into the knock-out stages.
The team is hoping to kick-start some sort of momentum going into the competition by playing a three-game mini-series of international friendlies against the Democratic Republic of Congo, England and the Czech Republic.
As a result, Nigeria should not underestimate their opponents. With Group D consisting of Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr should treat this as a good challenge ahead of the World Cup.
If the Super Eagles can ease past DR Congo on Monday, Rohr will hope to build some sort of momentum going into Russia as he intends to drop five out of the 30-man provisional squad.
Nigeria: Francis Uzoho, Tyronne Ebuehi, Elderson Echiejile, Ogenyi Onazi, William Troost- Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kelechi Iheanacho, Joel Obi, Junior Lokosa, Simy Nwankwo, Oghenekaro Etebo
Prediction: Nigeria 3-0 DR Congo
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