As the Nigerian left for Priya on Monday, the German coach has largely set her lineup for it.
For all those whose performance and scoreline were somewhat affected, Friday’s 2-0 win over Liberia gave Nigeria a key place in the best possible start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Although some people may have really thought that the Super Eagles were in a real trouble in making it through the second round of African qualifying when the lottery was drawn, strange things happened. In addition, there is a long, painful history of delaying afterburners, a method that made the continent’s most populous nation famous in 2006.
However, those days seem to have gone too far. Nigeria has earned a sweet spot in terms of its squad composition: this crop is more favorable against some of its most talented predecessors than its contemporaries in Africa, while simultaneously emerging from the late 1990s Pak is better than his global counterparts until the mid-2000s.
Thus, in difficult situations for key players, the chances of simply opting to skip matches are reduced, or are deliberately delayed. A type of hygenic that has weakened the Super Eagles in the past.
However, before meeting Cape Verde on Tuesday, Granot Rohr finds himself without the services of a maximum of six starters. This time, however, the turf in Praia has to be lowered with ease due to height and uncertainty, and more work has to be done with the UK’s travel restrictions due to the cove.
Of course, this is not an unexpected turn of events.
However, while the 68-year-old called for an expanded squad to handle the exact scenario, many are concerned about the level of experience and qualifications for the alternative, at least not all Germans themselves. “It’s not easy to make a second team in just two days,” he admitted after the Liberia results.
The phrase “forming a second team” can take a hyperbolic twist, even allowing the indifference of the other language.
However, the expansion squad includes only two players who have never been called up before. However, the fact that they both play the most devastating in the pitch area means that Rohr is actually building a ‘second team’, if Kingsley Michael and Innocent Bonke are a couple at the heart of midfield. To be taken as
This is a place of strategic importance, especially in a game where Nigeria may get into some trouble.
The fact is that the hard, unforgivable surface in the shop does not bring about a pleasant change from the Sudanese, heavy turf at the Teslium Blogen Stadium in Lagos.
The key question is how the nascent midfield partnership can address this challenge.
If reports are to be believed, Rohr has welcomed himself with Michael and Bonke Wagon, but for the experience and solidarity something can be said that Sheikh Abdullah can offer with one or the other, even the truth. Under this coaching dispensation, Nicosia’s man has rarely played in midfield.
It would be bad if it was ignored, and would call into question the wisdom of calling it number one, given that there is already depth behind the right, a position in which it would often be prominent. While in Rohr was in charge.
Elsewhere, the team picks itself up, albeit not without stylistic concerns.
With the departure of Leon Balogan and William Trust Ewing, Nigeria is not only without its main defensive bloc, but also the complementary dynamics at the rear.
Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo are capable defenders most of the time, but both front foot stoppers are by nature and consistency, and can be pulled out that way.
Valentine Osornofour, a Rohr favorite, has a calm demeanor, but lacks the nuance and match sophistication to be a real option for any sport of importance. (This again calls into question the purpose of including him in the team).
Maduka Okoye, Ola Aina, Jamilo Collins, Musa Simon and Victor Osman should all have their places – especially the last of the quartet, will be important with its work rate if the Super Eagles are under effort and have a reliable shop. If needed
It leaves two positions to hold, and here are some decisions to make.
There is no doubt that Ahmed Musa will take the lead in moving forward with Osman, as the victorious Karagamrok man continues his unbearable march towards Nigeria’s international cape record.
However, as the 2018 World Cup draws to a close, it is increasingly difficult to recall his last impressive performance in green and white.
His pace is a bit weak and his conditioning is far from over, but perhaps the biggest negative in his column is the feeling that he has been played at this point.
You know what you are getting from Moses, and even in his best condition it was as good as turning a coin.
Term Moffy could offer something more interesting instead. He probably has the best movement of the strikers in the team, and can really benefit from attacking this box as Osman comes out wide.
Wherever Simon starts in the opposite direction, there are a handful of choices.
Henry Onicoro has never had much faith on the international stage, and his stock is at its lowest since it exploded in 2017, so he’s looking out for himself.
Samuel Kalu and Chidra Ejok are at the forefront of the argument, but it is the former that will likely gain acceptance, as it seems that Rohr has taken on real shine despite its shape, fitness and fitness. ۔
Suggested start lineup: Okay Ana, Awazim, Omero, Collins Kalu, Bonke, Shehu, Simon; Moffy, Osman.