The placement of super eagles captain John Mikel Obi as the playmaker against Burundi did not yield the expected results Nigerians are expecting from the super eagles, Mikel was substituted in the early minutes of the second half.
Gernot Rohr made it known today in an interview that Alex Iwobi could replace the Chelsea Legend in the match against Guinea as the point player, and Ahmed Musa will start as a left winger.
Rohr has hinted that the 4-4-2 formation will be effective against Guinea, as there are plenty of available strikers tomorrow.
“We have options to change our midfield of course, like you saw we brought Alex Iwobi in the midfield and we brought Musa on the left wing. This is one option,” said Rohr to reporters.
“We also have John Ogu who is fit again after his sickness, he had fever and was very weak but he’s fit again.”
“We have the opportunity to play 4-4-2 with two center forwards. We have Henry, Osimhen, we have choices in the offensive department and offensive midfield.
“It is my job now to find a solution to choose the best players but sometimes you know the players coming from the bench can also make a difference, that’s what happened in the last game.
“With the hot weather it will be interesting to have fresh players coming in and bring in players in the last 20 minutes when you have spaces,” he concluded.
The Shanghai Greenland Shenhua F.C. star Odion Ighalo will start against Guinea , this was confirmed by Rohr at the press conference, Chidozie Awaziem and Ola Aina will replace the injured Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins.