With their place in the next stage secured in the previous match with a 2-1 victory over Opeyemi International, Wonderxchange heads into the final group stage match against Elite FC with a refreshed and reshuffled lineup. Wonderxchange’s head coach, Michael Olayiwola, has made several tactical adjustments to the starting lineup ahead of their upcoming clash against Elite FC, seeking to maximize the team’s performance and explore new tactical possibilities. With only four players retaining their starting positions from the previous match, the team’s dynamics are set to undergo a significant transformation. Coach Michael Olayiwola’s decision to make seven changes aims to maintain the team’s competitiveness while managing player workload. Out of the previous starting XI, only four players have retained their positions: Lekan Ajeyomi, Omolade Ibitayo, Opeyemi Michael, and Oluwatobi Dahunsi. The introduction of new faces and retention of key players provide a blend of experience and talent to tackle Elite FC’s challenge. Excitement and anticipation fill the air as Wonderxchange prepares to battle it out for victory, eager to make a lasting impression in the tournament.

Maintaining the Core

Lekan Ajeyomi, the team captain, continues to be a pillar of strength in Wonderxchange’s starting lineup. With his experience and leadership qualities, Ajeyomi serves as a key figure both on and off the field. His consistent presence in the starting XI provides stability and a familiar face for the team, ensuring that the players remain focused and united during this crucial match.

Defensive Adjustments

Coach Olayiwola has introduced Emmanuel Yakubu as the goalkeeper for the match against Elite FC. Yakubu’s inclusion in the starting lineup brings fresh energy to the defensive line and serves as a testament to his skills and recent performances in training. Alongside Yakubu, Victor Emelike and Osasu Sunday have been introduced to bolster the defensive backline, offering additional strength and resilience against Elite FC’s attacking threats.

Midfield Reinforcements

The midfield has also witnessed changes, with Omotayo Ayodele, Haruna Yusuf and Abednego Lewey being included in the starting lineup. Abdenego Lewey has shown remarkable vision and passing ability, which will be crucial in dictating the tempo of the match. Omotayo Ayodele and Haruna Yusuf’s presence adds physicality and defensive stability, ensuring a well-rounded midfield that can contribute both offensively and defensively.

Attacking Variations

Coach Olayiwola has introduced Musa Hassan to the starting lineup, aiming to inject fresh attacking impetus. These changes provide Wonderxchange with a different attacking dynamic, as Hassan possess pace and flair that can unsettle Elite FC’s defense. Alongside him, Opeyemi Michael and Oluwatobi Dahunsi retain their starting positions, showcasing the coach’s confidence in their abilities to create goal-scoring opportunities.

Impact of Reserves

While the starting lineup undergoes a significant overhaul, Coach Olayiwola has carefully selected a set of reserves who can provide valuable options and impact off the bench. Peter Igbehin, Miracle Edwin, Tomisin Ayodeji, Seun Ojo, Femi Olofinjana, Lekan Arifayan, and Amaechi Sunday are all capable players who can make a difference if called upon during the match. This depth in the squad ensures that Wonderxchange has alternative strategies to deploy, depending on the course of the game.

Wonderxchange: Emmanuel, Lekan (c), Victor, Osasu, Omolade, Haruna, Omotayo, Abednego, Musa, Opeyemi, Oluwatobi

Reserves: Peter, Miracle, Tomisin, Seun, Femi, Lekan Arifayan, Amaechi.