Also, Ola Aina was dropped for Jamiu Collins in the left back position with Villareal sensation Samuel Chukwueze starting the game.
Daniel Akpeyi, who plays in South Africa for Kaizer Chiefs, also retained his goalkeeping spot for the West Africans.
Nigeria Vs South Africa Starting Lineup
Here's how the @NGSuperEagles line-up tonight vs @BafanaBafana at the Cairo International Stadium. Subs: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Mikel, Ogu, Onyekuru, Kalu, Simon, Balogun, Aina, Shehu, Onuachu, Osimhen #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/eTNkAdOcFz
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) July 10, 2019
Coach Baxter has named his starting 11 for the match against Nigeria tonight:
Kick off 21h00:
Ronwen Williams(G), Thamsanqa Mkhize, Sfiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo (C), Dean Furman, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Bongani Zungu, Thembinkosi Lorch, Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba pic.twitter.com/SvWbISXfdc
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) July 10, 2019