The young duo of Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen are leading the Super Eagles attack as Nigeria take on the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

In the game scheduled to kickoff at 1630 hours, the Super Eagles coach Gernot has made six changes to the side that started Saturday's 1-1 draw against South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will start in goal with Enyimba's Theophilus Afelokhai on standby to replace him once the situation demands so.

John Ogu will lineup alongside Semi Ajayi in central defense, while Jamilu Collins and Brian Idowu will occupy the fullback positions.

Super Eagles Line Up

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The Lokomotiv Moscow defender is making his home debut after he was an unused substitute in a friendly against Democratic Republic of Congo back in May and was not in the 18 vs Libya last month.

Mikel Agu and Oghenekaro Etebo have been deployed as the two holding midfielders.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi will start as the playmaker while Chukwueze and Ahmed Musa will play from the right and left wing respectively.

Wolfsburg loanee Victor Osimhen will lead the charge for goals in a 4-2-3-1 formation. 


Nigeria Starting XI Vs Uganda : Akpeyi, Idowu, John Ogu, Ajayi, Collins, Etebo, Mikel Agu, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Musa, Osimhen

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