KAA Gent of Belgium forward Moses Simon is expected to get his first start for the Flying Eagles against Germany in an U20 World Cup Round of 16 showdown in Christchurch this morning.
Belgian champion this past season, Simon, one of two Flying Eagles players who have already been capped at full international level by Nigeria, played his first match at the 2015 World Cup when he was introduced in the second half against Hungary on Sunday.
His late arrival to the team is believed to have caused his late start with the Nigeria U20s in New Zealand.
He could start in place of either Godwin Saviour or Bernard Bulbwa as a second striker behind Taiwo Awoniyi.
Otherwise, the Flying Eagles will stick with the starting XI for their last two matches against North Korea and Hungary.