Afcon 2021: Super Eagles expected line up against Guinea-Bissau

Starlyon King
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With the Super Eagles already assured in a place in the round of 16, the Nigerian coach Augustin Eguavoen will likely bring out some changes for the final group encounter against Guinea-Bissau.

Super Eagles of Nigeria in Afcon 2021
Super Eagles Of Nigeria

Few changes are expected from the last starting XI

There might slightly be fewer changes to the Super Eagles past lineup that got all six points, Super Eagles of Nigeria used the same starting lineup against Egypt and Sudan in which they got all six points.

Augustin Eguavoen will want to get a total of nine points, a feat that has not been done since 2006.

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Goalkeeper – Maduka Okoye

The Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper is likely to keep his no. 1 shirt, as Augustin Eguavoen won’t want to change his no. 1 goalkeeper to give him more confidence and prepared for the next stage.

Defender – William Troost-Ekong

Augustin Eguavoenwill likely start his vice-captain and will likely retain his position to give the Super Eagles a leadership role defensively.

Defender – Olisa Ndah

Augustin Eguavoen might start Akwa United former defender who currently plays for Orlando Pirates and has 13 appearances for his club.

Defender – Tyronne Ebuehi

Ebuehi might replace Aina who has started all games for Super Eagles.

Defender – Jamilu Collins

The Sc Paderborn man is likely to replace Zaidu Sanusi, who started all games for Super Eagles in Group D.

Midfielder – Frank Onyeka

With Ndidi playing every minute of the game against Egypt and Sudan, Onyeka might make his Afcon debut against Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday.

Midfielder – Joe Aribo

With the impressive start Joe Aribo brought to the Super Eagles games against Egypt and Sudan Eguavoen might likely start the Rangers man.

Winger – Chidera Ejuke

Ejuke might replace Moses Simon on Wednesday on the game against Guinea-Bissau as Augustin Eguavoen will want to try out some new legs and rest the Moses Simon who has been impressive so far.

Winger – Henry Onyekuru

Eguavoen might give Onyekuru a chance to prove his worth In the game on Wednesday.

Forward – Alex Iwobi

Iwobi might be deployed to play the role of Iheanacho of supporting the strikers and Iwobi is the man for that, Iwobi has seen less playing time in the Afcon 2021 group stage.

 Forward – Taiwo Awoniyi

Awoniyi is likely to start as there’s no much replacement for him in that position in the Nigeria set up in Afcon 2021 group stage.

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