Predicting Nigeria Super Eagles XI vs Guinea-Bissau: Peseiro HAS to make changes

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Surely the Super Eagles head coach must ring the changes as Nigeria look to avoid defeat by Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria’s defeat by Guinea-Bissau on Friday was one of the Super Eagles’ worst results in recent memory, as the West African giants fell 1-0 at home in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

While they’ll be glad to get away from the Abuja turf, things will hardly be any easier for Nigeria as they travel away to Guinea-Bissau in order to turn their fortunes around.

How will Jose Peseiro ring the changes ahead of the reverse fixture between the pair?

  1. Francis Uzoho

    Francis Uzoho

    Must improve after his display in the first match, but there's no chance of Uzoho being dropped, with Peseiro having failed to call up any viable replacements.

  2. Calvin Bassey

    Calvin Bassey

    Appeared uncomfortable and lacking confidence in the first match, but he'll keep his place in the defence.

  3. Semi Ajayi

    Semi Ajayi

    With Kevin Akpoguma out with a head injury, Peseiro has to make a change in defence.

    Kenneth Omeruo is short of fitness, while Semi Ajayi can be awkward at centre-back. We're plumping for the latter.

  4. Bright Osayi-Samuel

    Bright Osayi-Samuel

    Perhaps Nigeria’s best performer in the first match, Osayi-Samuel at least looked forward in possession.

    He keeps his place.

  5. Zaidu Sanusi

    Zaidu Sanusi

    Unimpressive in Abuja, but with Bruno Onyemaechi still uncapped at senior level, we can't see Peseiro rolling the dice here.

  6. Wilfred Ndidi

    Wilfred Ndidi

    Hammered by supporters in the aftermath of the first match, but Ndidi captained the Eagles on the day, and we can't see him being dropped.

    It's imperative the Leicester City man ups his game and takes control of the midfield.

  7. Alex Iwobi

    Alex Iwobi

    Another under-performer in Abuja, but Iwobi remains one of the Eagles' key men on the day.

    Can he spark in Bissau?

  8. Moses Simon

    Moses Simon

    Missed a decent chance in the first match, but he was an improvement on Ademola Lookman, and we want to see Simon promoted to the starting XI.

    He has the work rate and the touch of class to help the Eagles take all three points.

  9. Ademola Lookman

    Ademola Lookman

    Struggled on the left in Abuja, but we reckon a shift across to the right flank could get the best out of Lookman.

    Can he rediscover his previous Atalanta form back in his preferred position?

  10. Terem Moffi

    Terem Moffi

    After an ineffective display by Kelechi Iheanacho in the first match, it's time for Peseiro to change his attacking configuration.

    Moffi and Victor Osimhen were lethal together in the demolition of Sao Tome e Principe - can they rekindle that fearsome partnership in Bissau?

  11. Victor Osimhen

    Victor Osimhen

    A shadow of his Napoli self in Abuja, but perhaps on a better terrain, Osimhen can impress.

    Can Peseiro build a team to get the best out of the superstar striker?