After securing their important Afcon ticket on Saturday, would Gernot Rohr stick to the same starting XI at the Teslim Balogun Stadium?

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#1 Maduka Okoye (goalkeeper)

The Sparta Rotterdam shot-stopper should keep his spot between the sticks after a dominant outing against Benin on Saturday.

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#2 William Troost-Ekong (centre-back)

The Watford defender is an established player in the defensive set-up who will likely retain his spot in the starting XI and also the captain’s armband since Ahmed Musa is on the bench.

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#3 Semi Ajayi (centre-back)

With Nigeria already qualified for the Afcon 2022, Gernot Rohr might want to see the 27-year-old partner with Ekong at the centre.

#4 Chidozie Awaziem (right-back)

Although he started from the bench against the Squirrels two days ago, the Boavista defender is tipped to displace Ola Aina in the right-back spot
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#5 Zaidu Sanusi (left-back)

The Porto star might keep his spot after a solid defensive performance and his contributions to attacking play
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#6 Joe Aribo (midfielder)

Aribo should play the no. 10 role in the absence of Alex Iwobi and he could help boost supplies to the forward
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#7 Wilfred Ndidi (midfielder

The Super Eagles’ midfield marshal is another key player who will be expected to keep his spot against the Crocodiles

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