Top Five Super Eagles To Watch Out For Against Libya

Top Five Super Eagles To Watch Out For Against Libya

The Super Eagles of Nigeria plays against Libya in a crunch African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo, Cross-River State.

Nigeria host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday, October 13 with the return scheduled for the 18,000 –capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri in the city of Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday, October 16.

Also Read: Football Weekend Review: AFCON Qualifiers

Libya leads Group E with four points after two games while Nigeria is third.

Here are five players to watch out for who may make a difference for the Super Eagles:

  1. Alex Iwobi

The midfielder has been in very good form for Arsenal FC of England laying off assists for his teammates as the Gunners pile on the goals on opposition teams with Fulham being the latest victim.

According to coach, Gernot Rohr, Iwobi is expected to play in the playmaker’s role vacated by Mikel Obi who is still yet to regain full fitness after his exertions at the FIFA World Cup.

  1. Ahmed Musa

Al-Nassr forward, Ahmed Musa is also a very dangerous and pacy striker who is expected to inflict maximum damage on the Libyans.

He is also in phenomenal form as he scored a goal whilst laying two assists in his last club match jetting out for the camp in Uyo. He has scored four goals in five matches for the Saudi club.

Ahmed Musa celebrating with teammates in al-Nassr colours.
  1. William Troost-Ekong

The big defender transferred to Udinese from Bursaspor on account of his good showing at the World Cup and he is expected to marshal the defence from attacks by the Libyans.

Troost-Ekong at the 2016 Olympics games.
  1. Wilfred Ndidi

The defensive midfielder has been a revelation for Leicester City even scooping up the club’s award for the best young player during the 2017/18 season.

His good form from the World Cup has continued into the new season where he has made seven appearances this season marshalling the midfield of the Foxes and he is expected to transfer this energy to the Super Eagles squad by ensuring the Nigerian team grabs a victory.

Ndidi celebrating a goal for Leicester City
  1. Odion Ighalo

Ighalo’s transfer to Chinese Super League club, Changchun Yatai seems to have reinvigorated the striker as he has scored 33 goals in 51 appearances for the club so far.

This is a huge contrast to his form for the Super Eagles where he had a very poor outing at the last World Cup without scoring any goal.

But if the striker transfers his club form to the national team, then he should be another one who will make a difference for the Super Eagles.

Ighalo scoring from the spot for Changchun Yatai.

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