The 2022 African Cup of Nations will commence next week with many top African countries competing for one trophy in Cameroon. Nigeria has been tipped as one of the favorites to lift the trophy due to a high number of their players featuring in the major leagues in Europe.
However, the Super Eagles seem to be faced with one major problem ahead of their crunch meeting which is the reported absence of Napoli striker- Victor Osimhen, who recently returned from injury. According to reports emerging today, the 22-year-old attacker has tested positive to COVID-19 and thus, might likely be removed from the squad but for now, he’s isolated in Italy.
GTherefore, with many Super Eagles supporters skeptical about other best ways the team could lineup against Egypt, we’ve decided to bring you the best possible lineup Eguavoen could decide to deploy.
Of course, he will settle for a blueprint that will allow three attackers, and the best amongst the rest is 4–2-3-1. Standing in between the sticks will be Uzoho who won the bronze medal in the last competition.
The defensive duo could see a repeat of Leon Balogun and Troost Ekong as the only reliable choice in that position. The right-back could see Cyprus-based defender; Shehu Abdullahi operating from there while Sanusi will be given a start in the left-back position.
Download to the middle of the park, Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo could form a strong midfield connection that would give the Egyptians no chance at all to perform their gimmicks.