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PHOTO; PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

The Super Eagles play against Adam Nawalka’s men at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, as the team begins its friendly games in the build up to the World Cup.

Both sides hope to use the friendly as preparation for certain opponents in their respective groups at the World Cup.

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr noted in his pre-match conference that the Polish National team will be using this game to prepare for their match against the African side in their group, Senegal.

“I suppose we are invited because they (Poland) are playing Senegal (at the World Cup),” Rohr said.

He also stated that the Super Eagles will get some idea as to how to face Croatia in the World Cup.

“It will be good preparation for Poland but also for us because Croatia has very high level.”

The fixture will also present an opportunity to seek solutions to certain problems in the squad including the goalkeeping position. Rohr admitted in an interview with Przegląd Sportowy that one of the problems he must fix before the World Cup was the goalkeeping area.

‘’It is true we have a goalkeeping problem. Our problem is Ikeme’s illness (he was diagnosed with leukemia).”

With options including Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, and Daniel Akpeyi, Rohr hopes to solve the goalkeeping crises.

With Akpeyi unavailable due to visa issues, it was a straight duel between Ezenwa and Uzoho on who to start between the sticks for the friendly but Uzoho looks likely to start as Rohr…



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