Eguavoen Makes Crucial Changes to Super Eagles Starting Lineup Ahead of Guinea-Bissau Clash

Eguavoen Makes Crucial Changes to Super Eagles Starting Lineup Ahead of Guinea-Bissau Clash

Chukwu Ikechukwu
January 18, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  • Slavia Prague’s Peter Olayinka is set to lead the Super Eagles attack in Nigeria’s final group D game against Guinea-Bissau
  • Chidera Ejuke, Alex Iwobi, and Semi Ajayi are also proposed to start the inconsequential group game
  • Nigeria currently top Group D with 6 points and are set to pair with a third-placed team in the Round of 16

Nigeria’s interim manager Augustine Eguavoen is making a massive shake-up to his preferred starting line-up as the Super Eagles get ready to take on Guinea-Bissau in their final group D game on Wednesday, January 19.

Panic as Eguavoen makes crucial changes to Super Eagles starting line-up ahead of Guinea-Bissau clash
Eguavoen is bidding to repeat his record of winning all group games in charge of the Super Eagles. Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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Eguavoen who won the AFCON as a player named the same starting line-up in his first two games at the AFCON with Taiwo Awoniyi leading the lines for the Super Eagles alongside Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon.

Other players who have started the Eagles previous group games include Troost-Ekong, Maduka Okoye, Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi and Omeruo.

Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo have also marshalled Nigeria’s midfield for its first two games.

The three-time AFCON champions are comfortably top of the group with 6 points having defeated Egypt and Sudan in their first two games of the completion.

According to Complete Sports, Slavia Prague’s Peter Olayinka is now set to lead the Super Eagles attack against the Djurtus alongside Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi who will be making his first start of the competition.

Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho will mount the goal post for the Super Eagles, while Tyronne Ebuehi and Jamilu Collins will also make their first appearance in the competition.

Kelechi Nwakali and Semi Ajayi have also been proposed to make Nigeria’s starting eleven as Augustine Eguavoen is seeking to repeat his record as the only Nigerian coach to have won all group games at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles.

Rohr names 1 Super Eagles Star Currently Shinning at AFCON That People Wanted him to Drop

Earlier Sportsbrief reported Gernot Rohr has stated clearly that people wanted him to drop Moses Simon from his squad when he was in charge of the Super Eagles due to his inconsistent performances.

The German football manager was last year sacked as the Super Eagles coach with the Nigerian Football Federation claiming that he lost control of the dressing room.

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