Nigeria Super Eagles XI vs Guinea-Bissau revealed: Ndidi, Lookman AXED by Peseiro

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Wilfred Ndidi
There are some big Super Eagles casualties as Nigeria look to avoid defeat by Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria’s defeat by Guinea-Bissau was a veritable disaster for the Super Eagles, and it's clear that much needs to change for the return fixture in Bissau on Monday.

Can Jose Peseiro manage to get the best out of his array of attacking talents? Here's the XI he's chosen as Nigeria attempt to boost their Africa Cup of Nations prospects and compensate for a truly disastrous outing in Abuja.

  1. Francis Uzoho

    Francis Uzoho

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

  2. Kenneth Omeruo

    Kenneth Omeruo

    The experienced campaigner - and veteran of the 2013 Nations Cup triumph - comes into the side. Can he keep Guinea-Bissau at bay?

  3. Semi Ajayi

    Semi Ajayi

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

    Semi Ajayi can be awkward at centre-back, but he's been chosen to partner Omeruo.

  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, Peseiro has given Sanusi another chance.

  6. Frank Onyeka

    Frank Onyeka

    One of the big talking points from the starting XI, as Brentford's Onyeka comes in to replace out-of-sorts Ndidi.

  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 has been promoted to the starting XI.

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

  9. Samuel Chukwueze

    Samuel Chukwueze

    Keeps his place despite a poor showing in Abuja, Peseiro has retained faith with Chukwueze while Lookman has been cut.

  10. Terem Moffi

    Terem Moffi

    After an ineffective display by Kelechi Iheanacho in the first match, Peseiro has changed 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.

    Has Peseiro built a team to get the best out of the superstar striker?