Nigeria vs Uganda Team News & Line Ups: Ujah starts, Ighalo debuts & Enyeama hits 100th cap

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Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been listed to start against Uganda, thereby earning his 100th international cap in front of his home crowd in Uyo.
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Coach Daniel Amokachi’s starting list includes three debutants in Odion Ighalo, Chima Akas and Nelson Ogbonnaya.

Konl striker Anthony Ujah returns to the starting line for the first time since the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. He joins Ahmed Musa and Ighalo in a three-pronged attack.

Ogenyi Onazi and Hope Akpan reprise their roles from the Afcon qualifiers and are joined by Sone Aluko.

Conspicuously missing in defense is Godfrey Oboabona who will watch from the bench as old partner Kenneth Omeruo partners newcomer Ogbonnaya while Leon Balogun returns to the right back for the first time since injuring himself during a friendly ahead of the World Cup. Akas would play in left back.

Nigeria XI vs Uganda: Vincent Enyeama; Leon Balogun, Nelson Ogbonnaya, Kenneth Omeruo, Chima Akas; Sone Aluko, Ogenyi Onazi, Hope Akpan; Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Ujah

Uganda XI vs Nigeria: Denis Onyango (GK), Joseph Nsubuga, Alex Kakuba, Shafik Bakaki, Richard Kasaga, Derrick Tekwwo, Khalid Aucho, Godfrey Walusimbi, Luwagga Kizito, Farouk Miya and Geoffrey Massa.

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