Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has made two changes to his side for today’s (Wednesday) 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal clash against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, with Samuel Chukwueze and Jamilu Collins starting Completesports.com reports.
Left-back Jamilu Collins will make his debut appearance in the competition with Torino of Italy new signing Ola Aina dropping to the bench.
Aina started all of Nigeria’s previous four games in the competition but may have lost his place in the starting line-up after a not too impressive win against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the second round.
Young winger, Samuel Chukwueze who takes the place of Moses Simon will start his second game of the competition.
Chukwueze started the side’s opening game against the Swallows of Burundi.
Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi retain his position in goal with the trio of Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong joining Collins in the defence.
The trio of Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi will as usual line up in midfield.
Competition’s joint top scorer, Odion Ighalo will lead the attack and will be flanked by Chukwueze and vice-captain Ahmed Musa.
SUPER EAGLES 1X VS SOUTH AFRICA
Daniel Akpeyi, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo.
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