The Nigeria’s Super Eagles will almost certainly secure their spot in the knockout stages as they take on Sudan later on Saturday.
Moses Simon, Joe Aribo and Kelechi Iheanacho all impressed and a win against Sudan on Saturday would put them safely into the knockout stage.
Kenneth Omeruo came off injured against Egypt last time out and though he returned to training, the central defender may not play against Sudan.
Leicester City man Wilfried Ndidi picked up a knock on Tuesday as well but should be fit enough to start at the weekend.
Sudan head into Saturday’s game on an 11-game winless streak, losing seven and claiming four draws, and this poor string of results saw them miss out on a place in the playoffs of the World Cup and also crash out of the Arab Cup in the group stages back in December.
While they will look to find their feet and get their AFCON campaign up and running, standing in their way is an opposing side who they have lost to in each of their last two encounters since a 1-0 victory back in 2014.
Nigeria possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Aribo, Ndidi; Chukweze, Iheanacho, Simon; Awoniyi
Sudan possible starting lineup:
Abou; Elfadni, Nemer, Karshoum, Mohamedein; G Omer, Khidir, Al-Rasheed, A Omer; Nooh, Abdelrahman
Nigeria 2-1 Sudan
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