The Super Eagles of Nigeria will parade a strong lineup of players for their first leg encounter against the Black Stars of Ghana for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff game.
Naija News understands Francis Uzoho will be in-between the goal post for the Super Eagles as a replacement for the sick Maduka Okoye who is out with COVID-19.
The backline will have Ola Aina and Zaidu Sanusi on the right and left-back positions respectively, with William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun in the central defense.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Joe Aribo, and FC Lorient Innocent Bonke, who is making his debut in place of injured Wilfred Ndidi will anchor the midfield.
Up front, Victor Osimhen will lead the attack and will be supported from the flanks by Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon.
Nigeria starting XI vs Ghana: Uzoho; Aina, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Sanusi; Aribo, Iheanacho, Bonke; Simon, Osimhen, Chukwueze.
The game comes up by 8.30 pm at the 40,000–capacity Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana.
The return leg is billed for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday with the winner over the two legs getting the ticket for the 2022 world cup tournament in Qatar.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News