Former Nigeria international Peterside Idah has given his formula to how the Super Eagles can fly past the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon tomorrow to reach the 2019 AFCON quarterfinal.
Idah said he expects Daniel Akpeyi to return between the posts with Kenneth Omeruo, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon all starting.
“It will be a very, very tough game. The clash of the Titans,” he said on television today.
“We have a better strike force, they don’t score too many goals even though they have been unbeaten in their last seven games, and we have recent history going for us.
“Cameroon may be the defending champions but the last time they beat us in 2000.”
Idah continued: “We also very quick players like Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi.
“Odion Ighalo is still our best striker and I expect he starts alongside Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.
“Iwobi has to be considered ahead of Mikel Obi because he is more offensive player.
“Mikel dropped so deep against Madagascar when he was supposed to play behind the two strikers.
“The return of both (Daniel) Akpeyi and Omeruo is good because they were not part of the disastrous loss to Madagascar.”
The TV pundit also suggested the selection of Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo in midfield, while Chidozie Awaziem and Ola Aina in defence.
He also said Villarreal youngster Samuel Chukwueze suffers from youthful exuberance should start from the bench and only come in as replacement for Ahmed Musa on the right side of attack.
Kick-off time tomorrow is 5pm in Alexandria.