By John Essien
The Super Eagles will continue their qualification quest for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday when they take on Sao Tome and Principe in Morocco.
Nigeria got their qualification campaign off to a fine start as they came from behind to edge out a resilient Sierra Leone side 2-1 on home turf.
In an action-packed affair at the Abuja National Stadium, Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi struck shortly after the quarter-hour mark to cancel out Jonathan Morsay’s 11th-minute opener before Victor Osimhen struck in the 41st minute to complete the turnaround.
Ahead of today’s clash, Coach Peseiro is expected to stick to his formation against Sierra Leone with some personnel changes.
With influential Captain William Troost-Ekong ruled out due to injury, the Portuguese tactician could bring in Leganes centre-back Kenneth Omeruo to marshal the Super Eagles’ backline alongside Semi Ajayi.
And while Umar Sadiq failed to impress in his last outing, in-form striker Cyriel Dessers is likely to partner Victor Osimhen in the attack.
Super Eagles line up:
Goalkeeper – Francis Uzoho
Defenders – Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Semi Ajayi and Calvin Bassey
Midfield – Samuel Chukwueze, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon
Forward – Victor Osimhen and Cyriel Dessers