CHAN Eagles Line -Up Against Angola : Ikouwem Udoh Starts In Place Of Injured Itodo


Nigeria have made one change to the defence line up they have been using since the start of the African Nations Championship in Morocco ahead of their quarter-final game ‎against Angola.


Coach Salisu Yusuf ‎name same players in defence for their first three games of the Championship, but an injured to regular left back Daniel Itodo means a first start for Enyimba’s youngster Ikouwem Udoh . Who is also playing for the first time in the tournament.

Udoh will partner the regular back three of Stephen Eze, Orji Kalu and right back Osas Okoro, while in midfield Dayo Ojo retains his spot alongside the duo of Emeka Atuloma and Rabiu Ali, who is back in the line-up in place of Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, who also misses out on selection for the first time.

In attack, the trio of Emeka Ogbuh, Sunday Faleye and top striker Tony Okpotu retained their spot for the quarter-final game which will be played in Agadir by 5:30pm Nigerian time.

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Line Up:

Ikechukwu Ezenwa (GK)

Osas Okoro

Ikouwem Udoh

Kalu Orji

Stephen Eze

Emeka Atuloma

Rabiu Ali

Dayo Ojo

Sunday Faleye

Emeka Ogbuh

Tony Okoptu


Ade Emmanuel