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AFCON: Umar leads attack as Eguavoen makes 8 changes for Guinea-Bissau clash

AFCON: Umar leads attack as Eguavoen makes 8 changes for Guinea-Bissau clash
January 19
16:55 2022

Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles interim coach, has made eight changes for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D clash against Guinea-Bissau at Ominisports Roumde Adjia Stadium.

In the lineup, Semi Ajayi, who is starting his first game of the tournament, will partner with William Troost-Ekong at centre-back.

Tyrone Ebuehi and Jamilu Collins will also be given their first starts for Nigeria, while Kelechi Nwakali replaces Joe Aribo.

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Francis Uzoho, Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper, will start behind the sticks for the three-time African champions.

There are also spots in the starting lineup for Alex Iwobi and Chidera Ejuke while Sadiq Umar and Kelechi Iheanacho complete the first eleven list.

The kick-off time for Super Eagles’ match against Guinea-Bissau is 8 pm.

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Nigeria top Group D with 6 points and are insurmountable going into the last round of matches.

Super Eagles XI Vs Guinea-Bissau: Francis Uzoho, Tyrone Ebuehi, Jamilu Collins, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Nwakali, Chidera Ejuke, Kelechi Iheanacho, Sadiq Umar, Alex Iwobi

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