Super Eagles stars Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo will be watched by 6,000 fans ahead of Saturday’s 2019
AFCON qualifier at the Stade Linite Stadium in Victoria according to the country’s football federation.
Both players were part of the Nigeria squad that featured at the 2018 FIFA World World Cup in Russia
and are well followed in Africa especially Musa who now plays his club football in Saudi Arabia .
“We are expecting 6,000 spectators for the game, ” said SFF General Secretary Georges Bibi.
This will be the first time that both countries will be trading tackles at this level as they battle
for the available three points after losing their opening matches of the group.
Fans were also looking forward to seeing skipper Mikel Obi who has asked to be excused since he is just
returning from injury.
Others equally out due to injury are Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi and Tyronne
Available for selection are Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, with Leon Balogun,
Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Semi Ajayi and Jamilu Collins to battle for rearguard
Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Kelechi Nwakali and Joel Obi are available in
the middle, while Kelechi Iheanacho, Simeon Nwankwo, Henry Onyekuru, and Samuel Kalu will contest for
slots in the frontline along with Musa and Ighalo.