Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has axed the duo of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa from his starting line-up for the side’s opening Group B against the Swallows of Burundi, Completesports.com reports.
FC Midtjylland of Denmark forward Paul Onuachu will lead the team’s attack in the place of Ighalo against the debutants.
Alex Iwobi, who plays for English Premier League club, Arsenal will occupy the left -wing position.
Rohr has also handed starting berths to Samuel Chukwueze who will operate from the right-wing, while Ola Aina will take the place of the injured Jamilu Collins at left-back.
Daniel Akpeyi is the number one choice in goal with Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost-Ekong as central defenders.
Skipper Mikel Obi will marshal the midfield along with Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo.
Super Eagles Starting Lineup vs Burundi:
Daniel Akpeyi – Ola Aina, Shehu Abdullahi, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong – Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo – Alex Iwobi, Paul Onuachu, Samuel Chukwueze
By Adeboye Amosu