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Afcon 2021: Uzoho and Iwobi start for Nigeria as Eguavoen rings changes against Guinea-Bissau

18:45 IST 19/01/2022
Super Eagles, Nigeria
As promised, the Super Eagles' handler has rejigged his team to square up against Baciro Cande's Djurtus on Wednesday evening

  • Francis Uzoho

    Goalkeeper - Francis Uzoho

    The Omonoia Nicosia goalkeeper gets the nod to start while Maduka Okoye rests after playing the last two games.

  • Jamilu Collins - Nigeria vs. Libya

    Defender - Jamilu Collins

    The Paderborn left-back reported late to Cameroon but has been given a chance to make his mark in Austin Eguavoen's team on Wednesday.

  • William Troost-Ekong, Nigeria

    Defender - William Troost-Ekong

    Troost-Ekong continues with his responsibility as the team leader while Ahmed Musa is expected to start as a substitute

  • Semi Ajayi - Nigeria

    Defender - Semi Ajayi

    The West Bromwich Albion defender played some minutes in Nigeria's 1-0 win over Egypt and he has been named in the starting XI against Guinea Bissau.

  • Tyronne Ebuehi

    Defender - Tyronne Ebuehi

    The Italy based star is expected to prove that he is capable of dethroning Ola Aina as Super Eagles' most-preferred right-back.

  • Wilfred Ndidi - Nigeria

    Midfielder - Wilfred Ndidi

    Unarguably the engine room in the Super Eagles' midfield. His tackles and interceptions is needed to stop any threat from the Djurtus.

  • Iwobi, Iheanacho

    Midfielder - Alex Iwobi

    The Everton man is expected to establish his presence in the midfield. He will surely be the creative link with his distribution of passes, dribbles and keeping possession.

  • Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Salah - Nigeria vs Egypt

    Midfielder - Kelechi Nwakali

    The Spain-based youngster has been handed his first start in the Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea Bissau. Should he live up to expectations, he could cement his place in the three-time African champions' side.

  • Wilfred Ndidi, Chidera Ejuke, Nigeria

    Midfielder - Chidera Ejuke

    The pacy CSKA Moscow forward could prove crucial against the Djurtus as he will be expected to disturb the Guinea-Bissau defence.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles - Nigeria

    Forward - Kelechi Iheanacho

    Upfront, Iheanacho has been playing the backup role efficiently with his positioning and runs.

  • Almeria and Nigeria striker Umar Sadiq.

    Forward - Umar Sadiq

    Sadiq struggled to make an impact after coming on as a substitute in the final 10 minutes of Saturday's win.

    However, the Almeria striker will be hoping to show his qualities having seen Taiwo Awoniyi start the first two games.