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Nigeria vs South Africa: Super Eagles starting XI for 2026 World Cup qualifier

The head coach of the Super Eagles, Finidi George, has released his starting line-up for their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa tonight.

Stanley Nwabali starts in goal ahead of Maduka Okoye and Olorunleke Ojo.

Bright Osayi-Samuel and Calvin Bassey will operate from the right and left-back positions.

Wilfred Ndidi, who will captain the team on the night will pair West Bromwich Albion’s Semi Ajayi in central defence.

Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi and Fisayo Dele -Bashiru will operate from the midfield.

Lanky hitman Paul Onuachu will lead the attack and will be supported by Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Super Eagles Starting XI (4-3-3) vs South Africa: Nwabali-Osayi, Bassey, Ndidi (Captain), Semi Ajayi – Onyeka, Iwobi, Dele-Bashiru – Ademola Lookman, Onuachu, Iheanacho

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