Nigeria Coach To Deploy A 4-2-3-1 Formation Vs Libya; To Play With Two Sixes Ifeanyi & Atuloma
Published: January 19, 2018
Nigeria Coach To Deploy A 4-2-3-1 Formation Vs Libya; To Play With Two Sixes Ifeanyi & AtulomaAllnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Nigeria manager Salisu Yusuf has chosen to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation in his team's second Group C fixture at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship.

The 4-2-3-1 formation was tested during the training sessions leading up to this evening's tie and Yusuf decided to change the 4-3-3 formation the team lined up with against Rwanda because it wasn't effective.

The most outstanding Nigerian player on the pitch against Rwanda in the shape of Kano Pillars old war horse Rabiu Ali has been handed more offensive duties against Libya.

With Ali moving up the pitch, the holding midfielders are Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and ex-Rosenborg trialist Emeka Atuloma.

The other attacking midfielders are Sunday Faleye and Emeka Ogbugh, while Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu starts upfront.

The 4-2-3-1 formation was the most favoured formation used by teams at the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa.

Nigeria Starting Line-Up Vs Libya (4-2-3-1) : Ikechukwu Ezenwa; Osas Okoro, Daniel Itodo,Stephen Eze , Kalu Orji; Emeka Atuloma, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi; Rabiu Ali, Emeka Ogbugh, Sunday Faleye; Anthony Okpotu

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