2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Gernot Rohr Named Strong Starting Lineup Against Cape Verde

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Gernot Rohr Named Strong Starting Lineup Against Cape Verde

Maduka Okoye – Goalkeeper

Following his clean sheet against Liberia, the Sparta Rotterdam shot-stopper has been,

handed the responsibility of standing between the goalposts against the Blue Sharks

Kenneth Omeruo – Defender

In the absence of vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, the Spain based centre-back,

will marshal the backline of the three-time African kings.

Chidozie Awaziem – Defender

The 24-year-old centre-back will be hoping to form a solid partnership with Omeruo as well as cage the Cape Verdean strikers

Jamilu Collins – Defender

The Paderborn left-back has been given the nod to start ahead of FC Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi.

Shehu Abdul kayo – Defender

Following Ola Aina’s return to his base, the Cyprus based star will be hoping to prove,

his worth from the right-wing against Bubista’s side

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Kingsley Michael – Midfielder

Alongside Bonke, the former Nigeria U17 star has been handed his maiden appearance,

in the three-time African champions’ squad. His creativity would be needed in dissecting Cape Verde’s midfield.

Innocent Bonke – Midfielder

The Malmo FF star has been handed his Super Eagles debut and he would be hoping to justify his call up by coach Gernot Rohr

Kingsley Ejuke – Midfielder

The 23-year-old has been in terrific form for his Russian Premier League side,

and he is expected to replicate that form against the hosts

Ahmed Musa – Forward

The Turkey-based forward will be making his 100th international cap on Tuesday,

as well as lead the Super Eagles to victory in the crunch fixture

Moses Simon – Forward

The FC Nantes star is expected to trouble the Blue Sharks’ backline with his blistering pace and dribbling skills.

Victor Osimhen – Forward

The Napoli star will be expected to build on his notable form in Lagos after he put up a fine showing in Nigeria’s defeat of Liberia

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