[Happening now] Nigeria vs South Africa: Lookman, Onuachu start as Finidi George sends Boniface to bench

Finidi George has released the lineup up of players who will be in action for Nigeria’s Super Eagles against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the third round 2026 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

Prominent in the lineup is in-form Ademola Lookman and surprise absence of goal poacher Victor Boniface from the starting lineup.

Incidentally, Paul Onuachu is included to start in a match scheduled to kick-off on 8pm on Friday.

Kelechi Iheanacho also made the cut in the start line.

The Starting lineup

Starting XI for Nigeria

Stanley Nwabili
Bright Osayi-Samuel
Semi Ajayi
Benjamin Tanimu
Calvin Bassey
Wilfred Ndidi
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru
Alex Iwobi
Ademola Lookman
Paul Onuachu
Kelechi Iheanacho