Super Eagles possible starting XI against Libya in 2019 AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles possible starting XI against Libya in 2019 AFCON qualifier

- Ahmed Musa is expected to lead the Super Eagles attack against Libya on Saturday in Uyo

- Mikel Obi is not available and Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi will play his role

- Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is also expected to be in goal for the Super Eagles

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Wednesday, October 10, started training at the Godswill Akapabio stadium in Uyo ahead of their 2019 AFCON qualifying game against Libya on Saturday.

Nigeria must beat their visitors to put themselves back on track in the race to qualify for the next African Cup of nations after missing the last two editions.

Captain of the Super Eagles John Obi Mikel has been excluded from the two AFCON qualifiers against Libya, and Arsenal star Alex Iwobi is now expected to play his role.

Watford striker Isaac Success could also be given the chance to start against Libya on Saturday in Uyo. His only game for the Super Eagles was against Senegal in a 1-1 draw in 2016.

But the fight will now be between him and Odion Ighalo who has been scoring goals for the Super Eagles in training.

Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho will be in goal for the Super Eagles, and he is expected to be covered in the defense by Abdullahi Shehu, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, and Jamiu Collins.

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Below is the list of possible starting lineup for the Super Eagles against Libya.

Goalkeeper: Francis Uzoho

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu, Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Jamiu Collins

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi

Forwards: Samuel Kalu, Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo.

Meanwhile, Libya are topping Group E with 4 points together with South Africa, while Nigeria occupy third position on the standings with 3 points courtesy of their win over Seychelles.

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Earlier, had reported how Nigeria Football Federation made it clear that suspended assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf will return to the national team after his suspension.

Salisu Yusuf was banned by the NFF board for one year from all football related issues after being caught in a video receiving bribe from undercover reporter who disguised to be a football agent.

And while speaking with BBC Africa, Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigeria Football Federation stated that the ex Kano Pillars' coach will return to the Super Eagles.

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