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AFCON 2021: Awoniyi, Iheanacho lead Nigeria attack as Super Eagles battle Egypt

By Dennis Erezi
11 January 2022   |   3:22 pm
Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho are leading the attack for Nigeria in their first game against Egypt at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021. Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen named Maduka Okoye in goalkeeping position for Super Eagles opening Group D game against an Egypt side led by Liverpool's…

Nigeria’s national team players stretch during a training session in Garoua on January 10, 2022, on the eve of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Ngeria and Egypt. (Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo / AFP)

Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho are leading the attack for Nigeria in their first game against Egypt at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen named Maduka Okoye in goalkeeping position for Super Eagles opening Group D game against an Egypt side led by Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah.

In the defence, Nigeria has Ola Aina, William-Troost Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Zaidu.

Leceister City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi starts in defensive midfield position playing alongside Joe Aribo.

Nigeria’s attack has Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze playing behind Iheanacho and Awoniyi.