Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea: Team News, Head-to-Head, Kick off Time, Where To Watch on TV Channel

 Nigeria is gearing up for their opening match against Equatorial Guinea in a bid to break a ten-year drought and secure the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title. 

Despite being perennial contenders, the Super Eagles have secured third place eight times, finished as runners-up four times, and clinched the AFCON crown three times.


While Nigeria possesses a formidable squad, concerns arise as coach Jose Peseiro grapples with a recent series of lackluster performances. This includes draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in World Cup qualifying, along with a friendly loss to Guinea during their AFCON preparations. The team's performance has left fans apprehensive about their prospects in the upcoming tournament.

Equatorial Guinea, in contrast, has a consistent track record of qualifying from their group in all three prior AFCON appearances. This sets the stage for an intriguing clash between the Super Eagles and Equatorial Guinea, with both teams vying for success in this highly anticipated tournament. Football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this competitive encounter.

Kick-off Time

The Nigeria versus Equatorial Guinea match is set to kick off at 3 pm GMT on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

Team News

In the latest team updates, Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface is set to miss out due to injury. However, Nigeria's attacking strength remains intact with Osimhen, captain Ahmed Musa, and Samuel Chukwueze at the forefront.

Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is notably absent, while Kelechi Iheanacho is included in the squad despite fitness concerns. The Super Eagles are counting on their formidable lineup to make an impact in the upcoming match.

Equatorial Guinea, led by captain Emilio Nsue, will look to the defensive skills of young Huddersfield defender Charles Ondo, their sole British-based call-up to the AFCON squad, as they aim to navigate the challenges posed by Nigeria's attacking prowess.

Head to Head Stats

Nigeria enters the upcoming match with an impeccable track record against Equatorial Guinea, having secured three victories in all of their past face-offs.

Potential Starting XI

GK: Uzoho

DEF: Zaidu, Omeruo, Calvin Bassey, Ola Aina

MID: Onyeka, Aribo and Alex Iwobi

FOR: Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman

TV Channel

Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea will be broadcast live on TV Channel likes DStv, Gotv, StarTimes, beIN Sports and NTA, I enjoin all the football fans all over the world to connected to the TV channels listed above for the Africa cup of Nations live stream. 

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