Nigeria will kick off their qualifying marketing campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup with a conflict in opposition to Lesotho on the Godswill Akpabio Worldwide Stadium, Uyo, in a couple of minutes.
Tremendous Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has named the eleven gamers that can go head-to-head with the Crocodiles for the three factors at stake.
True to his phrase, the Portuguese tactician has retained Omonia Nicosia shot-stopper Francis Uzoho in purpose regardless of his errors throughout the friendlies in opposition to Saudi Arabia and Mozambique final month.
Fenerbahce’s Shiny Osayi-Samuel is most well-liked at right-back, whereas Jamilu Collins slots in on the alternative flank for his first worldwide look in over a yr.
The 2 will look to enhance the central defensive duo of Semi Ajayi and Calvin Bassey and supply sufficient cowl for goalkeeper Uzoho.
Within the absence of Wilfred Ndidi, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka steps into the defensive midfield position, with Alex Iwobi providing inventive help in the midst of the park.
Issues get fascinating upfront, the place Peseiro has handed the quantity 9 position to Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface.
The teen, who has gained the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award 3 times already this season, is partnered by Taiwo Awoniyi.
Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman will present the inventive juice from the left flank.
On the identical time, Leicester Metropolis ahead Kelechi Iheanacho will lead the Tremendous Eagles out as captain, as he begins on the best wing the place AC Milan’s Samuel Chukwueze has loved a monopoly for the previous few years.
Beneath is Lesotho’s beginning lineup eleven:
The match between Nigeria and Lesotho will begin at 5 pm.
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