The out-of-favour duo of Ahmed Musa and Francis Odinaka Uzoho have both got the nod for starting shirts with the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s international friendly against Cameroon, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Eagles’ vice-captain, William Troost-Ekong ruled injured, Musa’s prayers for a return to the first eleven have been answered, while Uzoho gets the nod in place of tested Sparta Rotterdam of Holland shot-stopper, Emil Maduka Okoye.
Confirmaion of the return of both players to the starting line-up came from Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, who stated categorically that he is making some changes to the first eleven that starred in Friday’s 1-0 loss to the same opponent.
Heading into Tuesday’s rematch at the same venue, Rohr declared firmly that Musa and Uzoho will definitely start in the game at Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Vienna, Austria.
The Eagles will aim to get back to winning ways after they were beaten 1-0 by The Indomitable Lions in the first of two friendlies on Friday, following which Rohr has confirmed that Uzoho from APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus, Musa from Kano Pillars and Galatasaray of Turkey center-back, Valentine Ozornwafor will be in the next starting line-up.
Rohr said: “The observations are positive because now some of the players who arrived from Nigeria especially who were not so fit for the first game recovered well, and we could have some interesting training sessions so I think we’ll be better physically.
“There will be some changes in the team, of course the goalkeeper will change also. For this match Francis will start the game, then also Musa will start now, he’s fit, and we lost Ekong so Valentine will come in for the first time.”