U-20 W’Cup:Nigeria to drop two players

Midfielder Kelechi Iheanacho and striker Isaac Success could be dropped to the bench for Nigeria’s second game against Korea DPR at the Fifa U20 World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday.

Both started in the 2-4 loss to Brazil on Monday morning but coach Manu Garba is expected to make changes to his starting line up when they face the Asians, according to a report by Africanfootball.com.

Success, who scored Nigeria’s first goal, is likely to be replaced by Bernard Bulbwa who will partner Taiwo Awoniyi upfront.

Iheanacho, who has received criticism for his display, would be replaced by Enyimba’s Kingsley Sokari.

According to the report, injured Ifeanyi Mathew is also expected to be replaced by Akinjide Idowu while the coach has kept faith with goalkeeper Joseph Enaholo whose blunders resulted in Brazil’s late flourish.

Source: The Punch