Super Eagles Likely Starting XI vs Benin Republic

In few hours, Super Eagles of Nigeria will square up against the Squirrels of Benin Republic in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.
Here is our likely line-up ahead of the official release by Coach Gernot Rohr.
In a 4-2-3-1 set-up, Nigeria will hope to grow from strength to strength especially the fire power upfront.
Maduka Okoye - will have his competitive and home debut as several fingers suggests that the presence of Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa won't hamper his opportunity.
Ola Aina - Missed the last match due to domestic injury but even with the inclusion of Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, the Torino wing-back have the right back covered.
Semi Ajayi - Was dropped from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad but the West Brom defensive assurance has raised his game to great level and will remain relevant in the national set-up years to come.
William Troost-Ekong - One of Gernot Rohr's most trusted armies. Ekong will lead the Super Eagles out of the tunnel with Ahmed Musa expected to start from the bench.
Jamilu Collins - Can he do any wrong in the eyes of the Coaching crew ? Won the spot over a year ago and doesn't look like relinquishing it anytime soon.
Wilfred Ndidi - Will always start as long as he is fit as the Coach will appreciate a replica of his Leicester City form.
Joe Aribo - Most wanted man for the home supports and far turning into the most dangerous customer with just two international appearances.
Alex Iwobi - Symbol of criticism in recent times but the gaffer found him as the valuable link between the midfield and attack.
Samuel Kalu - One of the most dangerous dribbler in world football will hope to customize a permanent bench for skipper Ahmed Musa
Samuel Chukwueze - Tipped for greater things, Samu will be willing to capitalize on the cheers whenever he's on the ball.
Victor Osimhen - Took French Ligue 1 by storm so far, Osimhen has got some helpful tips from Odion Ighalo on how to operate in Africa.
By Olamide Oyetunji

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