Gernot Rohr is tonight keeping faith with the same set of players that defeated Libya 4-0 in last Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying contest in the reverse fixture in Sfax, Tunisia.
According to CompleteSportsNigeria, Torino of Italy defender, Ola Aina will take the place of the injured Shehu Abdullahi in the only expected change in the starting line-up for the match billed to hold at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax. Kick off time is 7pm Nigerian time.
Aina replaced Abdullahi who copped a hamstring injury early in the match against the Mediterranean Knights at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo.
Francis Uzoho who spent time with the team’s physiotherapist before joining the rest of his colleagues in training on Monday evening will maintain his position in goal.
Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun will continue their formidable partnership in central defence, with Aina and SC Paderborn of German defender, Jamilu Collins to man the right -back and left back positions.
Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Alex Iwobi are to continue their combination in the middle of the park as they did to good effect in Uyo on Saturday.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Kalu, who scored his first international goal for Nigeria against the North Africans, will operate from the flanks.
Odion Ighalo who scored a Hat-trick in the first-leg will lead the Super Eagles charge for goals once again.
SUPER EAGLES LINE-UP AGAINST LIBYA
- Francis Uzoho (GK)
- Ola Aina
- Jamilu Collins
- Leon Balogun
- William Troost-Ekong
- Wilfred Ndidi
- Oghenekaro Etebo
- Alex Iwobi
- Ahmed Musa (C)
- Samuel Kalu
- Odion Ighalo