Akpeyi has not evoke confidence in the minds of Nigerians in the matches he played on the absence of Carl Ikeme but Ezenwa instilled some confidence in the matches against Cameroun prior to qualification for the World Cup. Their jerseys sold out on the day they were released and they have recived endorsements from unlikely sources including Italian football club side AS Roma and Kenyan politician Raila Odinga.
Though 3-5-2 appeared to be the effective formation for the Eagles in the second halves of their defeats by England and Czech Republic, Rohr said at the weekend that he will not make any tactical approach cast in stone.
Nigeria are in a the hard Group D in Russian Federation alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina, with some reports suggesting their sales of their home strip have already passed the three million mark.
The 22-year-old, however, believes the three times African champions have a strong chance to qualify from their group.
True to their form, the team made a colourful grand entrance to their training base in Russian Federation, donning green and white attire that featured footballs below the collars.