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How Gernot Rohr Could Re-arrange Super Eagles Midfielder Without Ndidi, Iwobi And Etebo

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Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr will be without three key players for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic.

Attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi has pulled out of the games due to injury. He now joins Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo on the treatment table. 

Recall Iwobi, Ndidi and Etebo are important players to Gernot Rohr, and their absence is a big blow to his plans for the games . 

However, the Franco-German tactician is left with no choice than to find solution suitable replacement for them and here is how Rohr could re-arrange his midfield without them. 

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Rohr usually plays with Ndidi and Etebo sitting in front of the back four, and Alex Iwobi in the attacking position. 

Rohr could call on Frank Onyeka of Brentford City and Malmö FF midfielder Innocent Bonke to replace the Ndidi and Etebo. 

With limited midfielders available for selection, Onyeka and Bonke remain the best option for Gernot Rohr. 

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The two boys are also good, and they also shared many similarities with Etebo and Ndidi, but the only problem is they haven't played together before, so they might find it difficult to understand to flow on the pitch. 

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Innocent Bonke paired Kingsley Michael against Cape Verde last month , and they did well together, unfortunately , they won't continue their partnership, because Rohr didn't invite Kingsley for the game. 

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Meanwhile, the ideal replacement for Iwobi, could be Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo. The Rangers midfielder is a natural midfielder and has played the position countless times for the Eagles. 

Leicester Kelechi Iheanacho is another option for the number 10 position, but his lack of adequate playing time with Leicester City could be a problem. 

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