Eagles no change vs Namibia
Eagles match winner Ahmed Musa
This then means that African champions Nigeria, who will again wear all-green, will start with goalkeeper Austin Ejide ahead of stand-in skipper Vincent Enyeama.
The outstanding Kenneth Omeruo will win yet another Eagles cap featuring in a usual back four from the 2013 AFCON of Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile and his central defence partner Godfrey Oboabona.
Sporting Braga fullback Elderson is set for his 30th Eagles cap.
Chelsea star Mikel Obi will defy medical advice to play on the astro turf of Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek alongside play mates from Jos, Ogenyi Onazi and Sunday Mba, in midfield.
Match winner in Kenya a week ago, Ahmed Musa is again expected to be in an attack that also has Nnamdi Oduamadi and Brown Ideye, who has been given a second chance to redeem himself after a below-par showing against the Harambee Stars in Nairobi.
Likely Eagles starting XI:
Austin Ejide – Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejile, Godfrey Oboabona, Kenneth Omeruo – Ogenyi Onazi, Sunday Mba, Mikel Obi – Brown Ideye, Ahmed Musa, Nnamdi Oduamadi
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