Posted by News Express | 29 January 2013 | 3,806 times
Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi has announced a killer squad for this evening must-win Africa Cup of Nations match in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Nigeria trail Burkina Faso in Group C and need a win against Ethiopia to zoom into the quarter-finals after drawing their first two matches against Burkina Faso and defending champions Zambia.
For the first time since the championship started on January 19, Keshi is handing the starter’s gun to reliable striker Ike Uche, the country’s third highest scorer of all times. Uche, who has enjoyed little playing time until today, will combine up front with tormentor-in-chief Victor Moses and lethal finisher Emmanuel Emenike, who has accounted for Nigeria’s two goals thus far in the tournament.
It would be interesting to see how the Ethiopians would cope with the attacking blitz in the match kicking off 6pm Nigerian time.
Below is the Super Eagles’ Start List as just released through team Media Officer, Benjamin Alaiya:
Ikechukwu Uche (shown in photo celebrating a goal)
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