AFCON CLASH PREVIEW: NIGERIA VS SUDAN

In AFCON 2022 matchday 2 Nigeria will be taking on Sudan in the Group D encounter. Nigeria will seek a place in the Round of 16 with a win over Sudan. Whereas Sudan will also try to snatch some valuable points to keep themselves alive in the qualifying race.

Nigeria will go into the clash against Sudan on the back of a 1-0 win over a strong Egyptian side. Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal sealed the deal for Super Eagles. And they just need another win to find a passage into the next round.

Sudan played a goal-nil draw against Guinea-Bissau in their group stage match failing to score any goal. But in this match, they are confident enough to put an upset against mighty Nigeria.

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Chidozie Awaziem who was not part of the Nigerian squad in the Egypt match will remain unavailable in this match too due to his ankle injury. Defender Kenneth Omuero has picked up an injury in the last match which might make him unavailable for this match.

Predicted Lineup AFCON Clash

Nigeria

Okoye, Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi, Aribo, Ndidi, Chukuweze, Simon, Awoniyi, Ihenacho.

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Sudan

Abou, Elfadni, Nemer, Karshoum, Mohamedein, Omer, Al Rasheed, Nooh, A Omer, Abdelrahman.

Formation: 4-4-2

Player to watch out

Kelechi Ihenacho

25 years old Nigerian forward plays for Leicester City. He already registered two goals for the Foxes in Premier League this season. He also scored the winner against Egypt.

Joe Aribo

A midfield maestro who won the Scottish Premiership with Rangers. His workload in midfield makes difference. So he’s also a player to watch out for in today’s match.

Mohamed Abdelrahman

28 years old Sudanese footballer who can play both as a striker and an attacking Midfielder. Arguably the best player of the Sudanese squad who will surely make some trouble in Nigerian defense.

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