Russia 2018

“Wembley has a good pitch; Mikel, Moses, Ighalo will feature” – Rohr on England clash

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has affirmed that the trio a of Captain John Obi Mikel, Chelsea star Victor Moses and Chanchung Yatai forward Odion Ighalo will feature in Nigeria’s pre-World Cup warm-up game against England on Saturday.

Rohr hinted that the pitch condition in at the Adokiye Amiesiaka Stadium made him opt to bench Mikel and Ighalo in the team’s 1-1 draw with DR Congo on Monday, stating the Wembley Stadium – location for the game against the Three Lions – has a better pitch conducive for the World Cup bound Eagles.

The coach also expressed optimism on Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi availability for the game as he hopes he gains match fitness before the Saturday game.

”In Wembley, there will be pitch which is one of the best in the world, everybody wants to play,” Rohr told Channels Television.

”We will have our captain Obi Mikel, Victor Moses will be with us of course, I hope that Ndidi will be ready also, we made a very special programme for him.

”And we will have Ighalo also, so it’s already four key players for us who should be there.

”I think it would be an interesting match for us to learn and to see how we can play offensively. ”

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