Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Al Nassr forward Ahmed Musa are expected to lead the Super Eagles attack when Nigeria take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in tonight’s friendly.
Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, is set to field the experienced duo as he hopes to record his first win of the year with the Eagles after losing 1-0 against Algeria in the first of the Super Eagles’ two October friendlies last Friday.
Iheanacho and Musa started from the bench in the loss to Algeria with the Leicester forward coming on for Paul Onuachu in the 67th minute while the Eagles captain replaced Samuel Chukwueze in the 75th minute of the encounter.
The Eagles put up a lacklustre performance against the African champions last weekend with Onuachu struggling to hold his own as the team’s arrowhead.
Iheanacho and Musa will have to prove they still have what it takes to lead the Eagles attack as Nigeria look to record back-to-back wins against Tunisia whom they defeated 1-0 in the Third Place match of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Also expected to return to the Eagles starting line-up against Tunisia is Leganes defender, Kenneth Omeruo.
Remarkably, the trio of Iheanacho, Musa and Omeruo recently staged a return to the Eagles squad as they were not part of the squad that played a 2-2 and 1-1 draws against Ukraine and Brazil in the international friendlies in September and October last year.
Iheanacho was not listed for the games due to poor form, while Musa and Omeruo were ruled out because of injuries.
Musa and Omeruo featured as the Eagles beat Tunisia to the AFCON bronze last year courtesy of Odion Ighalo’s 3rd minute goal while Iheanacho was left out of the AFCON squad.
The Eagles last winning outing was the 4-2 away win against Lesotho in an AFCON 2021 qualifier played in November last year.