Nigeria Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has announced his starting eleven for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations against host Ivory Coast. SportsRation reports.
The final match begins by 9pm at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan.
Porto defender Zaidu Sanusi has returned to the team after passing a late fitness test, having missed the semi-final against South Africa.
The other change in the line-up sees Samuel Chukwueze replacing Moses Simon.
Stanley Nwabali retains his place in between the sticks, with Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, and Calvin Bassey keeping their spots in defense.
Alex Iwobi, despite criticisms from fans who believe his work rate is poor, starts in the midfield alongside Frank Onyeka.
Victor Osimhen will lead the attack with Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze coming in from the wings.
The Super Eagles will line up in what looks like a 3-4-3 formation.
Nigeria’s XI: Nwabali; Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Bassey; Aina, Zaidu, Onyeka, Iwobi; Lookman, Chukwueze, Osimhen.