Sunday Oliseh has made two changes to the team that played a 1-1 draw with Tunisia last Friday, ahead of the clash with Guinea. Nigeria’s four goals hero, Chisom Chikatara makes way for Tunde Adeniji, who started the first game against Niger.
Also back in the starting XI is Jamiu Alimi, who was hauled off after just 18 minutes of action against Niger. The 3SC central defender may have been brought back to give some height to the defence, in pairing with Austin Obaroakpo, who maintains his place and also to give him back his confidence.
Usman Mohammed has also shaken off the groin injury he picked up against Tunisia with Bartholomew Ibenegbu, reverting to a bench role.
The Eagles need only a point in today’s game to be assured of a place in the quarter final. The other Group C match sees Tunisia and Niger locking horns with the winner almost assured of a quarter-final place.
The quarter-final matches are scheduled for Stade de Kigali and Rubavu Stadium on January 31.
Eagles starting XI vs Guinea (4-3-2-1 formation): Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Matthew Etim, Chima Akas, Austin Obaroakpo, Jamiu Alimi – Paul Onobi, Ifeanyi Matthew – Osas Okoro, Prince Aggreh, Usman Mohammed – Tunde Adeniji
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