By Neil Maidment

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Nigeria forwards Peter Odemwingie and Kala Uche were both handed starts for Thursday's World Cup Group B match against Greece at the Free State Stadium.

Chinedu Obasi and Victor Obinna drop to the bench alongside Obafemi Martins as coach Lars Lagerback shuffles his attack in search of goals and their first points of the tournament.

Greece have added some defensive steel to their line-up with imposing duo Socratis Papastathopoulos and Sotiris Kyrgiakos starting having surprisingly been left out for the opening defeat to South Korea.

Coach Otto Rehhagel, whose side have never won or even scored in a World Cup match, also brings in striker Dimitris Salpingidis for Giorgos Samaras.

(Editing by Jon Bramley)