The Super Eagles of Nigeria will trade tackles with Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau on matchday 3 of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday evening.
With Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro favouring a flat 4-4-2 formation.
Goalkeeper: Francis Uzoho
The Omonia Nicosia star is the undisputed no.1 goalie for the Super Eagles at the moment and he is the most senior and experienced of the goalkeepers in camp. He gets the nod ahead of Victor Sochima and Chijioke Aniagboso.
Right-back: Bright Osayi- Samuel
The Fenerbahce right-back made his debut in the Super Eagles' 4-0 loss to Portugal last year and he was pretty solid. Although he has not been consistent with his club side, we still believe he should start at right back.
Central defender: Kevin Akpoguma
Having started the last two games he has been available for selection and is in good form with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, he should start as one of the two central defenders.
Central defender : Calvin Bassey
He has been deployed mostly as a left-back for the Super Eagles, and it is time he was allowed to play as a center-back, especially when you also consider how well has been doing for Ajax in recent weeks in that position.