Enyimba goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai, has suggested that Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, should not ring too many changes in his starting XI against Madagascar in Nigeria’s last Group B match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
Afelokhai was named to Nigeria’s standby list ahead of the AFCON but was eventually not called up to replace any of the trio of Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho.
Akpeyi has been in goal for the two 1-0 wins over Burundi and Guinea respectively and it has been speculated that Rohr might rotate his team for the final group outing.
“No, I don’t think there will be too many changes to the team that the head coach has been playing.
“Personally I can’t see the coach playing either Ikechukwu Ezenwa or Francis Uzoho. Akpeyi has been number one and despite Nigeria having qualified for the round of 16, I think he (Rohr) will want to get all three points. So he maintains his number one.
“Maybe he will introduce some of these players that people expect to play this Sunday from the bench. I don’t know but I guess Akpeyi will start,” Afelokhai told AllNigeriaSoccer.