The Super Eagles will play against Egypt in their AFCON group D match on the 11th day of January, 2022. It is going to be a tough match for the Eagles because of the quality players in the Pharoahs fold.

The NFF technical committee recently sacked Gernot Rohr and appointed Augustine Eguavoen as an interim Coach to handle the team in the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Cameroon.

The Interim Coach shortlisted the names of 28 players who would represent the country in Cameroon. Some of the players on the list were removed because of certain reasons.

The team has started preparation ahead of the tournament as the invited players are currently training in Abuja. Out of the numerous players invited, only 10 have arrived Abuja.

From the final list of players traveling, the super eagles interim Coach could possibly name these players in the starting lineup because of their current form.

Eguavoen is likely to use 4-3-3 formation when Super Eagles will face Egypt in their Afcon first group D match.

Possible Super Eagles Lineup/Formation


Maduka Okoye


Zaidu Sanusi and Ola Aina will play from both sides while William Troost-Ekong and Chidozie Awaziem should function as central defenders.


Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo and Kelechi Nwakali.


Samuel Chukwueze, Chidera Ejuke and Taiwo Awoniyi should be utilised as the attackers.


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