CONFIRMED Line-up: Nigera XI vs South Africa | Musa on Bench | Onyekuru Dropped

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The matchday squad has been released and notably Henry Onyekuru has been excluded and will not make his competitive debut in this game.

Daniel Akpeyi replaces Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ikechukwu Ezenwa in the goalkeeping position and Ogenyi Onazi will captain the side as he has returned into the starting eleven after missing out against Togo in Paris.

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Kelechi Iheanacho will lead the attack, flagged by Moses Simon – who replaced Ahmed Musa in the squad that trashed Togo 3-0 – and Alex Iwobi.

Chidozie Awaziem will partner William Troost-Ekong in the heart of defence and Shebi Abdullahi will man the righ-back position.

Nigeria XI (4-3-2-1) – Akpeyi – Echiejile, S. Abdullahi, Awaziem, Troost-Ekong – Ndidi, Onazi, Etebo – Simon, Iwobi – Iheanacho

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Subs: Ezenwa, Omeruo, Ebuehi, Agu, Musa, Kayode and Osimhen


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