Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has dropped midfielder John Ogu and striker Henry Onyekuru, from the squad that will take on South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Saturday evening.
Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who limped out of training on Wednesday, is fit to start and takes Ikechukwu Ezenwa’s place in goal. Chidozie Awaziem makes his full debut in central defence ahead of Kenneth Omeruo and partners William Troost-Ekong.
Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, captain Onazi Ogenyi and Oghenekaro Etebo make up the midfield three.
In attack, Rohr opts for the trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Iheanacho.
Ahmed Musa is on the bench.
Super Eagles XI vs Bafana Bafana: Akpeyi; Shehu, Awaziem, Ekong, Elderson; Onazi (c), Ndidi, Etebo; Simon, Iwobi & Iheanacho.