It will be a new Super Eagles who will take to the pitch tonight against Guinea Bissau in a final AFCON Group D in Garoua as coach Augustine Eguavoen has made as many as eight changes to the team who played the first two group games.
Only regular starters Wilfred Ndidi, William Ekong and Kelechi Iheanacho will start tonight’s game.
Francis Uzoho will take the place of Maduka Okoye in goal and fullbacks Jamilu Collins and Tyronne Ebuehi are in for Zaidu Sanusi and Ola Aina, respectively.
Ola Aina, for one is on a booking and another caution today will see him miss Sunday’s Round of 16 clash, also in Garoua.
Stand-in captain Ekong will be partnered by Semi Ajayi in the heart of the back four as Kenneth Omeruo has been dropped to the bench.
In midfield, Kelechi Nwakali gets a chance to prove critics wrong, while Alex Iwobi and Chidera Ejuke will be the wingers.
Iheanacho will play behind UD Almeria top striker Sadiq Umar in a two-man strike force.
Curiously, skipper Ahmed Musa is missing even on this experimental team.
Kick-off time 8pm.
Super Eagles Starting XI vs Guinea Bissau (4-4-2)
Francis Uzoho – Jamilu Collins, Tyronne Ebuehi, William Ekong (Captain), Semi Ajayi – Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Nwakali, Alex Iwobi, Chidera Ejuke – Kelechi Iheanacho, Sadiq Umar