AFCON 2024: Nigeria predicted XI vs Guinea-Bissau

Nigeria's Super Eagles will take on Guinea-Bissau in their final Group A game at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024).

They will secure a spot at the knockout stages of this competition with a positive result, and can take the top spot with a victory.

With that in mind, this is our predicted XI for the Super Eagles' clash with Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria predicted XI vs Guinea-Bissau

Stanley Nwabali

After his solid performance in Nigeria's victory over Ivory Coast, Stanley Nwabali will likely be Nigeria's first-choice goalkeeper moving forward. He will be expected to put up another good performance against Guinea-Bissau.

Stanley Nwabali
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Kenneth Omeruo

Being the Super Eagles' captain, William Troost-Ekong‘s place in the starting XI was never in doubt. The PAOK defender scored the winning goal when Nigeria played against Ivory Coast last week.

However, Troost-Ekong faces a late fitness test, and is questionable for Nigeria's final group game.

On that note, Kasimpasa's Kenneth Omeruo will likely take his place in Peseiro's starting XI.

Kenneth Omeruo
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Calvin Bassey

Calvin Bassey was also phenomenal in Nigeria's second game. With six tackles, three clearances and an interception, the Fulham player should start on Monday.

Calvin Bassey Nigeria predicted XI vs Guinea-Bissau
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Semi Ajayi

The Super Eagles lined up in a 3-4-3 formation against Ivory Coast, and that three-man defence seemed to work for Jose Peseiro. Semi Ajayi was part of a defensive line that managed to prevent a free-scoring Ivory Coast from getting on the scoresheet.

Semi Ajayi
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Zaidu Sanusi

Zaidu Sanusi got the nod to start the Super Eagles' first two matches, and quite frankly, he hasn't really impressed so far. The FC Porto player will have a chance to redeem himself against Guinea-Bissau.

Zaidu Sanusi
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Ola Aina

Ola Aina started both of Nigeria's games in this competition. With two clearances, four tackles and an interception, the Nottingham Forest player was one of the best players on the field against Ivory Coast.

Ola Aina
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Alex Iwobi

To be fair, Alex Iwobi's performance against the Ivorians wasn't as great as his performance in Nigeria's AFCON opener.
However, the former Arsenal player has been a regular for the Super Eagles, scoring ten times in almost 70 appearances. Iwobi was also part of Nigeria's squad that won bronze at AFCON 2019.

Alex Iwobi
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Frank Onyeka

Frank Onyeka looked really solid in Nigeria's previous two games, completing 88 percent of his passes on both occasions. The Brentford player has earned his place in the starting XI.

Frank Onyeka Super Eagles AFCON 2024
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Moses Simon

It's worth mentioning that Moses Simon was replaced by Samuel Chukwueze in Nigeria's starting XI vs Ivory Coast.
However, the Nantes player was subbed on just after the 70-minute mark, after a lacklustre performance by Chukwueze.

Simon is expected to regain his place in the starting lineup, he scored the only goal in Nigeria's most recent encounter with Guinea-Bissau.

Moses Simon
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Ademola Lookman

Another player who looked really good in Nigeria's first two ganes, Ademola Lookman has played his part, with five key passes and a couple of big chances created.The Atalanta player also provided an assist in Nigeria's 1-1 draw with Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea.

Ademola Lookman
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Victor Osimhen

Will Victor Osimhen start in Nigeria's clash with Guinea-Bissau? That's not a serious question. The Napoli forward has been the key to the Super Eagles' success in this tournament.

Not only did he score Nigeria's only goal in their Nations Cup opener, the Super Eagles' other goal came from a penalty, with was awarded because of a foul on Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen
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Nigeria vs Guinea-Bissau will take place on Monday 22 January with kickoff at 6pm Nigeria time.. These teams will square off against each other at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.

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