Super Eagles Lineup For AFCON Final – Zaidu, Chukwueze Starts As Peseiro Switch Formation


Head coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro has made two changes to the team that started the semi final win over South Africa for today’s final game against Cote d’Ivoire, OwnGoalNigeria.comcan exclusively reveal.

Just like we exclusively reported that the players were demanding, Peseiro has also decided to switch from the 3-4-3 system that the team has played since the second game of the tournament to 3-4-2-1 . The switch was made after the way they struggled against South Africa.

We exclusively gathered that the back three remains the same, but Bright Osayi-Samuel was replaced in the lineup by the returning Zaidu Sanusi, while Samuel Chukwueze was handed the nod to start ahead of Moses Simon.


Barring a last minute change of mind, below is how the starting lineup will look like.

Starting XI:

Stanley Nwabali
William Troost-Ekong
Calvin Bassey
Semi Ajayi
Ola Aina
Zaidu Sanusi
Alex Iwobi
Frank Onyeka
Ademola Lookman
Samuel Chukwueze
Victor Osimhen