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World Cup qualifiers: How Nigeria could line up tonight

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be hoping to continue its unbeaten form in CAF World Cup qualifiers as they go up against the Central African Republic later tonight at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

Gernot Rohr’s men could take a significant step towards Qatar 2022 with another straightforward win on match day three.

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Though the German tactician will be missing some of his star players like midfield maestro Wilfred Ndidi, power dynamo Oghenekaro Etebo, playmaker Alex Iwobi, and rising star Terem Moffi, he's still expected to name a very strong starting XI.

In this article, we'll be looking at a possible way the Super Eagles could set up its starting XI for tonight's game.


In terms of formation, Gernot Rohr is expected to use the 4-4-2 formation with Daniel Akpeyi lining up in the goal.


As for the central defensive pairing, Leon Balogun and Williams Troost-Ekong are expected to keep their places while Jamilu Collins and Ola Aina occupying the full-back roles.

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Onyeka and Simon are expected to occupy the double-pivot positions in the middle of the park while Rangers' Aribo and Kalu play as wing-backs.


As for the front-line duo, the pairing of Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to form a partnership.

Here's an illustration of the possible lineup below:

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Though Super Eagles are clear favorites to emerge as victors in this game, a surprising defeat by the men of the Central African Republic can't be ruled out.

As such, Gernot Rohr will have to charge his men to be at maximum level in the game.

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