Nigeria vs Cote D’Ivoire: Peseiro set to field familiar starting line-up as Sanusi returns

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is set to field his familiar starting line-up with defender Zaidu Sanusi cleared to play in the final.

Sanusi missed the semi-final due to a minor hamstring injury.

The FC Porto’s left-back is now set to reclaim his spot in the starting line-up.

Fenerbahce’s Bright Osayi-Samuel had filled in for him in the previous game against South Africa.

Peseiro is expected to maintain the team’s 3-4-3 formation for the final showdown.The match takes place at the AlassaneOuattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan at 9pm Nigeria time.

After initially being unable to travel with the team due to stomach problems, Victor Osimhen was declared fit to lead Nigeria against South Africa and is certain to be lead the starting line-up on Sunday.

Calvin Bassey, Moses Simon, and Ola Aina were all one booking away from missing the final match, but none of them received a caution against South Africa.

Also, Zaidu Sanusi who missed the South Africa clash due to a minor hamstring injury is fit to face Cote D’Ivoire.

Regarding Cote D’Ivoire, Simon Adingra of Brighton and Haller are both back in shape and are expected in the Ivorian starting line-up..

In the interim, Oumar Diakite, Odilon Kossounou, and Serge Aurier will return from suspension for the Elephants in the final game.

Fae will have to make a crucial choice in the final third, where Haller, the team’s lucky charm, will face competition from former Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe and Max Gradel.


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