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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles confirmed starting XI against Tunisia

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The starting lineup for Sunday evening’s Round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations clash against Tunisia at Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua. is officially out.

As expected, coach Augustine Eguavoen has reverted to the same team that defeated Egypt and Sudan in the first two matches in the group stage

For the goalkeeper position, Maduka Okoye is back in between the sticks.

Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong and Zaidu Sanusi are saddled with the defence duties

There are starts for Wilfred Ndidi and Glasgow Rangers star Joe Aribo in the heart of midfield with Kelechi Iheanacho potentially playing as the playmaker.

Former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi leads the line and he’s supported by Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon.

Nigeria’s starting lineup vs Tunisia: Okoye, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi; Ndidi, Aribo; Iheanacho, Chwukeuze, Simon; Awoniyi


Substitutes: Akpeyi, Uzoho, Collins, Ajayi, Musa, Onyeka, Onyekuru, Iwobi, Awaziem, Sadiq, Nwakali, Olayinka (NGNEWS247)

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