AFCON 2024: Super Eagles confirmed line-up vs Ivory Coast

Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro has named a very attacking line-up for his side’s second Group B game of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024) game against Ivory Coast.

The Super Eagles will face the hosts in what many have dubbed as one the biggest games of the tournament, known officially as AFCON 2023.

The injury of Yusuf Alhassan sees the Royal Antwerp midfielder miss out, but Frank Onyeka has maintained his place in the middle of the park.

Samuel Chukwueze replaces Alhassan Yusuf in Super Eagles starting line-up

Onyeka will play in a pivot, with Peseiro drafting Samuel Chukwueze into the starting line-up, the only change from the team that started against Equatorial Guinea last Sunday.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali also retains his position in the post, with Ola Aina, William Troost Ekong, Semi Ajayi and Zaidu Sanusi forming the back four.

Onyeka sits just in front of the defence, while Calvin Bassey appears to have been moved into midfield to play alongside the Brentford man.

Chukwueze and Ademola Lookman have been deployed as wingers, with Alex Iwobi operating as a no.10 behind main striker Victor Osimhen.

Nigeria confirmed line-up vs Ivory Coast

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali

Defenders: Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Zaidu Sanusi

Midfielders: Frank Onyeka, Calvin Bassey, Alex Iwobi

Forwards: Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze

The Nigeria vs Ivory Coast clash will be broadcast live on Supersport, NTA Sports 24 and StarTimes Sports Premium.

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Emmanuel Ayamga

Emmanuel Ayamga is an African sports writer, with bylines on DW, Al Jazeera, World Soccer Magazine and These Football Times.