Salisu Yusuf recalls Ezenwa, Okpotu to lead Eagles line against Ghana

Salisu Yusuf recalls Ezenwa, Okpotu to lead Eagles line against Ghana

Ikechukwu Ezenwa will return between the sticks for Nigeria in tonight’s make-or-mar WAFU Cup Group A clash against hosts Ghana.

Ezenwa was rested and Dele Ajiboye started the match against Guinea at the weekend.


He has kept two clean sheets and was Man of the Match in the playoff against Sierra Leone.

There is also a start Plateau United left winger Peter Eneji as coach Salisu Yusuf goes for wing play to open up the Black Stars back four.

Afeez Aremu, Rabiu Ali and Olamilekan Adeleye who have shown class in Ghana will also start.

NPFL hotshot Anthony Okpotu will lead the attack in combination with Friday Ubong from Akwa United.

Kingsley Eduwo has been dropped to the bench as we first reported.

Nigeria, who have two points, need to win tonight to guarantee a place in the semi-finals of the sub-regional competition.

Ghana has already qualified as they have six points from two matches, while Guinea and Mali are on a point each.

The Super Eagles need a win against Black Stars to qualify for the Wafu Cup semi-final, and the tactician says his men must show efficiency

Nigeria B coach Salisu Yusuf has summoned his team to show the character as they look to reach the knock-out phase of the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles boast of two draws from two games and must defeat the hosts to fancy their chances of qualifying for the semi-final.

Start list vs Ghana (4-4-2): Ikechukwu Ezenwa – Osas Okoro, Chima Akas, Olamilekan Adeleye, Stephen Eze – Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Afeez Aremu, Rabiu Ali, Peter Eneji – Friday Ubong, Anthony Okpotu.

Culled from Score Nigeria

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