- Super Eagles will be in action against Benin this weekend
- The three-time AFCON kings have been preparing for the fixture since Tuesday,, March 24
- Gernot Rohr appears to have drawn the list of the players who will start for the Super Eagles
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Nigeria and Benin Republic lock horns this weekend as the race to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon gradually winds down.
Both teams are first and second on the Group L table with the Super Eagles currently topping the log with eight points, one point better than The Squirrels ahead of the matchday five encounter.
However, 2019 bronze-winning coach Gernot Rohr might have made up his mind on the players who will start the game in Porto Novo on Saturday, March 27, having had his last two training sessions behind closed doors.
The German-born boss has a few points to prove in this game following his side's disappointing outings against Sierra Leone last November where they only picked two from a possible six points in both games.
This will now make him change from his usual 4-3-3 formation to a possible 4-2-3-1 with Everton star Alex Iwobi playing the number 10 role - this means Joe Aribo will start from the bench on the predicted Super Eagles line-up by Score Nigeria.
Super Eagles likely Starting XI vs Benin (4-2-3-1)
Goalkeeper - Maduka Okoye
Defenders - Zaidu Sanusi, Ola Aina, Leon Balogun, William Ekong (C)
Midfielders – Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Alex Iwobi.
Forwards - Henry Onyekuru, Samuel Chukwueze Victor Osimhen
Michel Dussuyer's men lost the first leg 2-1 to Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in 2019 but he will want to avoid another defeat to the Super Eagles in the second leg.
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Hence, he might take a cue from the Leone Stars tactics to frustrate their visitors and may even cause an upset in the end but, it is yet to be seen who will carry the day after the game.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles have left the shores of the country via the waters as they head to Porto-Novo ahead of Saturday’s showdown with the Squirrels.
Gernot Rohr's men take on Benin in an AFCON 2021 qualifier scheduled for the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto-Novo.
According to the information provided by respected sports reporter Godwin Enakhena, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick concluded all arrangements for the team to travel on water.