Nigeria vs Algeria: Super Eagles to start with Iwobi, Agu, Onyeka in midfield

Nigeria vs Algeria: Super Eagles to start with Iwobi, Agu, Onyeka in midfield

- Nigeria vs Algeria is already gathering momentum and Eagles are prepared

- Alex Iwobi is expected to lead a midfield trio of Mikel Agu and Frank Onyeka

- Nigeria will take on the Desert Foxes on Friday, October 9 and then Tunisia four days later

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be busy on Friday night, October 9, in Austria when they take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria in a friendly match.

Reports from the camp have it that Alex Iwobi will play in the midfield alongside the duo of Mikel Agu and national team debutant Frank Onyeka.

According to Complete Sports, the trio has impressed manager Gernot Rohr in training and likely to make the starting line-up in the much anticipated fixture.

Nigeria will be without regular players including Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo who have all be exempted from the schedule.

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Former Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani has also impressed in the training camp at the prestigious Jacques Lemans Hotel Die Zeit in St. Veit, Austria.

And Agu who has not been too regular at the club will hope to use the opportunity to stamp his authority in the squad, while Onyeka will be desperate to replicate his club form at the international level.

Nigeria vs Algeria: Super Eagles to start with Alex Iwobi, Agu and Onyeka in midfield
Nigeria vs Algeria:Alex iwobi to start in the midfield. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Super Eagles will also take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in another friendly on Tuesday, October 13, at the Jacques Lemans Arena.

Both matches are scheduled for 7.30pm Nigerian time respectively.

Meanwhile, Gernot Rohr a has made it clear that he was not surprised with the decision of Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka not to play for Nigeria.

Saka is delighted to earn a call-up to the England national team ahead of their Nations League ties this month. Rohr said:

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“We are not surprised. Of course we would have liked to have him with us, but we have to respect this kind of decision from him. I wish him good luck and a long career with England.”

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen has emerged as the most expensive player in the recently concluded transfer window.

The 21-year-old joined Italian League giants Napoli from Lille on a five-year deal valued around £73.2 million ($94.9m) last month.

His move to the San Paolo Stadium outfit saw him become Africa's most expensive player and he's already making waves at the club.

German midfielder Kai Havertz closely follows Osimhen on the top ten most expensive deals that transpired this window. He joined the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal worth £72m.

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