Nigeria Vs. Central African Republic: Confirmed Lineups Are Out

Nigeria Vs. Central African Republic: Confirmed Lineups Are Out

Nigeria will welcome Central African Republic to the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday for their World Cup qualifiers campaign.

The visitors, meanwhile, will be keen to upset the hosts and secure their first victory in Group C after picking up one point from their opening two games.

While the Super Eagles are without a win in any of their last nine international friendly matches, they are also unbeaten in their most recent eight competitive outings, dating back to a 2-1 loss to Togo in the WAFU Cup back in 2019.

They will fancy their chances of maintaining their 100% record in the qualifiers as they welcome an opposing side who are currently 90 places below them in the FIFA World Rankings and have struggled to get going in the group stages.

Considering that only group winners progress into the final World Cup qualifying round, Central African Republic now face an uphill task as they find themselves at the bottom of the pile once again, level on one point with Cape Verde.

Nigeria Vs. CAR Lineups

Nigeria XI: Uzoho; Collins, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Aina; Onyeka, Aribo, Ejuke, Simon; Osimhen, Iheanacho

Central African Republic XI: Samola; Ngam-Ngam, Ndobe, Guinari, Yangao; Niamathe, Ndokomandji; Urie, Toropite, Damona; M'Vondo

Kick off time is at 17:00 (GMT +1).

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.