Paul Onuachu will lead Super Eagles attack against Zimbabwe in today’s friendly in Asaba as both teams fine tune for the forthcoming AFCON.
It will be his third cap for the Eagles after he was a substitute against Seychelles in an AFCON qualifier in March before his quick-fire winner against Egypt days later in Asaba.
Coach Gernot has settled for a 4-3-3 formation that will see Denmark-based centre-forward Onuachu spearheading the attack with Samuel Chukwueze and Samuel Kalu the two wingers.
Skipper Mikel Obi will play in defensive midfield with both Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi playing farther up field of the midfield.
Daniel Akpeyi is in goal with a four-man defence of Jamilu Collins, Ola Aina and central defenders Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo.
Daniel Akpeyi – Jamilu Collins, Ola Aina, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo – Mikel Obi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi – Samuel Chukwueze, Paul Onuachu, Samuel Kalu