As expected Taiwo Awoniyi will lead in the attack as coach Imama Amapakabo goes 4-4-2 against Libya U-23 in their AFCON U-23 qualifiers clash today.
In goal, Adamu Abubakar is favoured to Flying Eagles and Nasarawa United goalies Olawale Oremade and Galadima Mohammed.
The home based players will all make the back four with; John Lazarus as right full back, Ebube Duru left back both players from Lobi Stars, the central pairing will be MFM FC Joshua Akpudje and Enyimba’s Stephen Manyo.
As previously reported, Azubuike Okechukwu as captain will be in the middle of the park with Kelechi Nwakali while Samuel Chukwueze and Blessing Olabiran will be on the flank.
Nigeria U23s starting XI vs Libya (4-4-2)-
Adamu Abubakar, John Lazarus, Ebube Duru, Stephen Manyo, Joshua Akpudje – Azubuike Okechukwu (captain), Kelechi Nwakali, Samuel Chukwueze, Blessing Olabiran – Bonaventure Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi
Coach Imama Amapakabo
The match will kick off by 3pm Nigerian time today in Bergaden, Tunisia.
The return leg will be played in Asaba on Monday.