Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that young Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, will make his first start in the game against Poland.
Uzoho made his first appearance for the Eagles, when he came on for Daniel Akpeyi in the 4-2 win against Argentina on November 14, 2017.
He will replace Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who is in the squad but is recovering from injury.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Rohr also explained why Poland picked the Eagles for a friendly.
“We know very well the Senegalese team who play good football, they have a strong team.
“I suppose we are invited because they (Poland) are playing Senegal (at the World Cup). And we and Senegal are the only two black African teams at the World Cup, the other three African teams (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco) are from North Africa.
“It will be good preparation for Poland but also for us because Croatia has very high level. And we play Serbia next Tuesday in London so we have two good preparation games for the World Cup.”