NPFL Goal King Ibrahim Sunusi will start for the CHAN Eagles in today’s rematch against Togo at the WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal, while captain Mfon Udoh, who also was joint top scorer of the domestic league last season, has been dropped to the bench.
SCORENigeria further gathered that Lobi Stars striker Sikiru Alimi will also start.
Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai, who let in four goals in the CHAN playoff in Togo earlier this month, will again start along with a defence of John Lazarus, Ebube Duru, Olisa Ndah and Dennis Nya.
The midfield has Fatai Gbadamosi, Samuel Matthias, Ndifreke Effiong and Reuben Bala from Enyimba.
Nigeria fell 4-1 to Togo in a 2020 CHAN playoff and will need to win today’s rematch to play in the main WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal.
Kick-off time is 6pm.
CHAN Eagles starting XI vs Togo (4-4-2) – Theophilus Afelokhai – Ebube Duru, John Lazarus, Olisa Ndah, Denis Nya – Fatai Gbadamosi, Samuel Matthias, Ndifreke Effiong, Reuben Bala – Sikiru Alimi, Sunusi Ibrahim