Nigeria vs Tunisia: Musa to lead Super Eagles' squad against Carthage Eagles

Nigeria vs Tunisia: Musa to lead Super Eagles' squad against Carthage Eagles

- Nigeria host Tunisia in an international friendly game

- Both teams will be meeting again after their AFCON 2019 third-place match that favoured the Super Eagles

- A few players who started the Algeria game will also be in the starting XI for this meeting

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Nigeria's technical adviser Gernot Rohr is planning to ring a number of changes to the Super Eagles team for their international friendly game against Tunisia in Austria.

But players like Maduka Okoye, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Chukwueze and Alex Iwobi are said to be in the starting Xi for the test game.

The three-time AFCON kings suffered a 1-0 defeat to reigning Africa champions Algeria in their first game since November 2019.

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Okoye was in goal for Nigeria in their slim defeat to the Desert Foxes and he could further show the quality he is made of when he is preferred for this meeting.

Complete Sport predicts that Hoffenheim defender Kevin Akpoguma will replace Tyronne Ebuehi at the right-back position for this encounter, while Zaidu Sanusi gets another opportunity to impress in the left-back wing.

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William Troost-Ekong was not impressive in the last game but the handler is planning to pair Kenneth Omeruo with Leon Balogun in central defence.

Nigeria vs Tunisia: Musa to lead Super Eagles' squad against Carthage Eagles
Nigeria's Super Eagles line-up during a friendly game against Algeria in Austria. Credit - Super Eagles handle.
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The publication reveals Semi Ajayi will play the defensive midfield role despite his many struggles against Algeria in the same position.

Although the absence of Wilfred Ndidi must have given the West Bromwich Albion star to be given the role again.

Everton's Alex Iwobi will join Ajayi in the midfield and Moses Simon takes the place of the injured Samuel Kalu on the left-wing. Samuel Chukwueze will play from the right-wing.

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Captain of the team Ahmed Musa will lead the attack, while Kelechi Iheanacho will operate behind him. earlier reported that Super Eagles of Nigeria will file-out against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Tuesday night, October 13 at the prestigious Jacques Lemans Hotel Die Zeit in St. Veit, Austria.

All players have returned negative coronavirus results barely four days after Gernot Rohr’s side lost 1-0 to African champions Algeria at the same venue.

Nigeria played the game against Algeria without regular players including Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo and it showed.

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