NGA vs GNA Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Nigeria can secure a place in the round-of-16 when they play Guinea in Game-2 in Group B at Alexandria Stadium.
Nigeria won their first game 1-0 to kick start their campaign on a positive note, but it was hardly a performance giving Gernot Rohr any sort of satisfaction other than all 3 points.
Burundi ran them ragged for enough part of the game to win the match. Only a poor finishing and a lack of calming heads robbing them a victory.
Guinea, for all the talent they have at their disposal, were not far away from being a disappointment.
A 2-2 draw in the opening game against Madagascar, a team playing in their first ever African Cup of Nations, was not a satisfactory result by any means.
The African Cup of Nations match will be played between Nigeria and Guinea at La Mosson, in Alexandria, Egypt. The ground has a capacity of 20,000. The game will start at 08:00 PM (IST), on Tuesday, June 26.
Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast the African Cup of Nations matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) Nigeria – D W W D L W Guinea – D D D L L D
Nigeria Team News:
Odion Ighalo scored from the bench in what was the only goal of the game. The former Watford striker may have done enough to start the match here. In that case, Paul Onuachu may be dropped down to the bench.
Ahmed Musa is also pushing for a start after being left out of the playing 11.
Nigeria squad for the African Cup of Nations:
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina, Chidozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, Jamilu Collins, William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Wilfred Ndidi, John Ogu
Forwards: Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu, Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu, Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon
Forwards: Sory Kaba, François Kamano, Jose Kante, Fode Koita, Ibrahima Traore, Mohamed Yattara, Idrissa Sylla
Guinea Probable XI:
Aly Keita (GK), Dyrestam, Jeanvier, Falette, Sylla, Diawara, Traore, Cisse, Naby Keita, Kamano, Kaba
Potential Game Changers:
Odion Ighalo Sory Kaba Francois Kamano Naby Keita Ahmed Musa John Obi Mikel Samuel Chukwueze Alex Iwobi
Likely to score:
For Nigeria: Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze
For Guinea: Naby keita, Sory Kaba, Francois Kamano
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Odio Ighalo: It was strange to see him on the bench in Game-1. But he reminded his importance to the team when he came off in the 2nd half and scored the winner. Expect him to start here.
Naby Keita: Arguably the most talented player in Guinea‘s team. Was not fit to start against Madagascar, but looked quality as soon as he came off the bench. If she starts, he will give Guinea a whole new level of fluidity in the midfield.
François Kamano – Naturally a forward, he played on the left wing in Game-1. He was a treat all day and showed composure to convert a huge penalty which saved a point for his team.