Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo to lead attack as Iwobi plays no 10 role

Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo to lead attack as Iwobi plays no 10 role

- Nigeria vs Seychelles will take centre stage on Friday, March 22, at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba

- While Seychelles are in search of their first win in the AFCON qualifying series, Nigeria will be hoping to finish top of Group E

- The Super Eagles have 10 points while Seychelles have managed to pick up just 1 point in the qualifying series

- Nigeria are most likely going play a 4-3-3 formation in the encounter

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will square up against the Pirates of Seychelles in their last African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying game on Friday, March 22, at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta state.

Ahead of the encounter, Gernot Rohr’s men had their last training session at the main bowl of the match venue, as the players were put through their fitness level, aerial duels, speed and how to take and defend set-pieces.

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Legit.ng was on ground to watch the final training session of the players and one special task performed were free-kick drills. The technical crew led by Coach Gernot Rohr put the players through on set-pieces with Ahmed Musa, William-Troost Ekong and Oghenakaro Etebo called upon at different times to take set-pieces.

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Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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However, the conversion rate of the free-kicks taken was quite low as it confirms Nigeria are still in search of a free-kick specialist since the era of Austin Okocha.

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Also, Legit.ng can report that Rohr is naming a strong squad for the clash against Seychelles as he stated during the pre-match press conference that it is important for the Super Eagles to finish the AFCON qualifiers on a high note.

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Rohr said: “Of our two games this period, the game against Seychelles is more important.”

Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo to lead attack as Iwobi plays no 10 role

Gernot Rohr in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Now, the Franco-German coach is expected to play a 4-3-3 formation against the Pirates of Seychelles with Arsenal in-form star Alex Iwobi set to play the no 10 role.

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Nigeria vs Seychelles: Ighalo to lead attack as Iwobi plays no 10 role

Super Eagles players in training ahead of Seychelles clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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Here is how the Super Eagles will likely line up against Seychelles

Goalkeeper: Francis Uzoho

Defenders: Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Jamiu Collins

Midfielders: Oghenkaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi

Strikers: Henry Onyekuru, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo

Legit.ng will bring you live coverage of the game as from 4pm Nigerian time.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the 23,000 capacity Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba will be the cynosure of all eyes as the Super Eagles play host to Seychelles in a dead rubber AFCON 2019 qualifier.

All preparations for the game have been concluded as a visit to the match venue of the clash (Stephen Keshi Stadium) shows the stadium is in good shape to host the game.

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