The Super Eagles squad to prosecute the denouement group stage encounter Guinea Bissau has been released. As expected, this departs from the starting 11 of the last 2 games with changes right across all departments with Eguavoen giving several fringe players the run out as expected.
Whilst retaining the spine of the team with players like Ekong, Iheanacho and Ndidi staying put, those waiting on the wings like Ebuehi and Collins make their starting 11 curtain raiser.
Although already through to the second round round, Eguavoen will be hoping to set a new record as the only Nigeria coach to ever scale through the group stage of 2 Afcon tournaments undefeated. In 2006, Eguavoen tutored the Super Eagles to maximum 6 points against Ghana, Zimbabwe and Senegal
Today, the former 1994 World Cup Defender will be calling on the creativity of Nwakali, the solidity of Ajayi and the killer instinct of Umar to send Guinea Bissau to the gallows.
Guinea Bissau head coach Cande, who intends to capitalise on Nigeria's shortcomings to take the day said : "We know that no matter how strong a team is, there is always a weak side and we hope to capitalize on that."
It promises to be a ravishing encounter.
Nigeria's starting 11 against Guinea Bissau: