FC Nantes will start Moses Simon, while Bordeaux have lined up another Super Eagles star, Josh Maja, for tonight’s French Ligue 1 opener.
However, another Nigeria star, Samuel Kalu, will start from the bench for Bordeaux in this Atlantic Derby.
There have been speculations over the future of Kalu after he has continued to be linked with a move away from France.
Kick-off time is 7pm local time.
This tie has been brought forward after positive Coronavirus tests affected the tie between Olympique Marseille and Saint Etienne.