Peseiro reveals the starting team for the Super Eagles in their match against Ivory Coast, making two changes

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The starting eleven for Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations matchup against host Ivory Coast has been revealed by coach Jose Peseiro.

For the match, the team is traveling to Abidjan’s Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

Following a late fitness test, Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi—who was absent from the semifinal match against South Africa—joined the squad.

Moses Simon is replaced by Samuel Chukwueze in the other lineup alteration.

In goal, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, and Calvin Bassey all kept their berths, while Stanley Nwabali remained in goal.

Despite objections from supporters who feel that Alex Iwobi’s work ethic is inadequate, he starts in the midfield with Frank Onyeka.

The attack will be spearheaded by Victor Osimhen, with Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze entering from the flanks.

The Super Eagles are expected to line up in a 3-4-3 configuration.

Nwabali, Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Bassey, Aina, Zaidu, Onyeka, Iwobi, Lookman, Chukwueze, and Osimhen make up Nigeria’s starting eleven.

By 9 p.m. Nigerian time, the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations championship game will begin.Jobs Online

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