Head coach of Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr have released his starting XI for Nigeria’s all important quarter finals clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Rohr made two changes to the starting XI.
Here's how the @NGSuperEagles line-up tonight vs @BafanaBafana at the Cairo International Stadium. Subs: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Mikel, Ogu, Onyekuru, Kalu, Simon, Balogun, Aina, Shehu, Onuachu, Osimhen #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/eTNkAdOcFz
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) July 10, 2019
Wonderkid Samuel Chukwueze returned to the starting XI for the secon time in the tournamet after replacing Moses Simon who started in the 3-2 victory over Cameroon while Jamilu Collins starts in defense for Ola Aina.
Rohr maintained Daniel Akpeyi in goal while skpper John Mikel Obi and Abdullahi Shehu both return from injury and could start from the bench for the Super Eagles.
Nigeria, who are three-time winners, lifted the trophy in South Africa in 2013 and have lost just one of their last 11 matches – that setback against Madagascar in their final group game, when coach Gernot Rohr rested several players.
The Super Eagles are as instantly familiar as their shimmering green shirts when it comes to the final four of this competition, although they will know from results so far – as well as their own malaise in losing 2-0 to Madagascar – that a semi-final spot is no certainty.
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