Keshi benches Uzoenyi as Eagles battle Zimbabwe for CHAN bronze

Posted by News Express | 1 February 2014 | 3,716 times

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Super Eagles talisman Ejike Uzoenyi is not in Nigeria’s staring line-up as Coach Stephen Keshi prefers to hand the role to Abubakar Ibrahim in the third-place match against Zimbabwe on-going at the Cape Town Stadium.

In all, Keshi has made five changes to the team that lost to Ghana in Wednesday's semi-final. Left back Benjamin Francis returns from injury, while upfront, Barnabas Imenger replaces Ifeanyi Edeh, while Christian Pyagbara and Chinonso Obiozor earn first starts..

Nigeria’s Starting 11

•Chigozie Agbim Goalkeeper

•Azubuike Egwuekwe Defender (shown in photo)

•Francis Benjamin Defender

•Odunlami Kunle Defender

•Solomon Kwambe Defender

•Abdullahi Shehu Midfielder

•Ugonna Uzochukwu Midfielder

•Christian Pyagbara Midfielder

•Aliyu Ibrahim Striker

•Imenger Barnabas Striker

•Obiozor Chinonso Christian Striker

Zimbabwe’s Starting 11

•George Chigoya Goalkeeper

•Eric Chipeta Defender

•Hardlife Zvirekwi Defender

•Oscar Machapa Defender

•Patson Jaure Defender

•Kudakwashe Mahachi Midfielder

•Masimba Mambare Midfielder

•Milton Ncube Midfielder

•Peter Moyo Midfielder

•Danny Phiri Midfielder

•Simba Sithole Midfielder

Source: News Express

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