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Mikel, Akpeyi return against Argentina + full list

Super Eagles’ skipper, John Mikel Obi, is back in the national team’s starting line up in today’s friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia. .
The China-based midfielder was rested in their final World Cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria last week.
Obi is paired along with John Ogu and Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City in the midfield.
Chippas United of South Africa goalkeeer, Daniel Akpeyi, was also considered ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who has given a good fight for the number one shirt.
Akpeyi will get cover from Shehu Abdullahi, Williams Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Ola Aina in the defence, while the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi will lead the Eagles assault.
The substitutes are: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Uche Agbo, Olanrewaju Kayode, Tyronne Ebuehi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Anthony Nwakeme, Chidiebere Nwakali, Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa.
The tie kicks off at 5:30pm Nigeria time.