Welcome to Global News Nigeria as we take you through on how three-times Africa Champions, Nigeria will lineup against Sierra Leone in their AFCON 2022 qualifier fixture.
Rohr have his full team present at the camp ahead of Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifying game against Sierra Leone. Nigeria lineup is expected to be out latest 4:00pm before the kick-off time by 5:00pm at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
Despite the absence of star wingers Bordeaux’s Samuel Kalu and Nantes Moses Simon, Gernot Rohr has no attacking worries.
Victor Osimhen, Africa’s most expensive ever transfer, is one of the continent’s finest forwards. The Napoli youngster has already notched three goals and two assists, and don’t bet against him adding to that tally.
Also, Sierra Leone should be worried that the Super Eagles can call on the goalscoring talents of Kelechi Iheanacho, Paul Onuachu, and Ahmed Musa should Osimhen have an off-day.
But one player that could truly light up the encounter is CSKA Moscow’s Chidera Ejuke.
The former Heerenveen winger is the Europa League’s best dribbler after just three matches, and he could be a handful for the Leone Stars should Rohr unleash him on Friday.
Nigeria predicted lineup: Maduka Okoye; Kevin Akpoguma, Leon Balogun, Willaim Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina; Oghenekaro Etebo, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi; Samuel Chukwueze, Chidera Ejuke, Victor Osimhen.