Sports Nigeria's Starting Eleven Against Niger

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has handed three home based players starting shirt in Tuesday's friendly game against Niger.

The players are Solomon Kwanbe, Chima Akas and Usman Mohammed.

All together, the former Eagles captain made six changes to his starting XI from the AFCON qualifier in Tanzania for today’s friendly against Niger.

Oliseh has kept faith with Wolves of England goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who shone on his debut in Dar es Salaam.

Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah will lead the attack ahead of Emmanuel Emenike.

Eagles starting XI vs Niger
Carl Ikeme – Solomon Kwambe, Chima Akas, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo – Obiora Nwankwo, Usman Mohammed, Rabiu Ibrahim, Sylvester Igbonu, Anthony Ujah, Ahmed Musa

UPDATE: Nigeria Defeats Niger 2-0 in Entertaining Friendly


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Nigeria win a free kick following handling of the ball by a Nigerien player. Ujah's shot goes straight to the well-positioned Kassali who gently scoops it up.
DISALLOWED GOAL: Ahmed Musa profits from a back pass in an offside position and scores but the referee rules it off.
GOAL! Moses Simon gets on to the end of a badly cleared ball by defender Kafi Dan Kwae. In between the two tacklers the winger shoots straight to the top of the goal past Daouda Kassali to increase the Nigeria's lead.