Nigeria are back since their third-placed finish at the 2019 AFCON as they begin their qualifying competition for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with a home game against Benin, which will be followed by an away match against Lesotho four days later.
Though this is their first competition since June, they have earned draws in friendly matches against Ukraine and Brazil within the last couple of months.
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has arrived at the team’s camp, ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday.
Musa, who has missed the friendly against Brazil, arrived in Uyo, along with Iwobi, Ndidi, Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins and Ramon Azeez. According to the team’s Twitter page, are Chidozie Awaziem, SemiAjayi, Ola Aina, Kenenth Omeruo, Samuel Kalu and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Brian Idowu has withdrawn from the game, because of passport issues. Brian Idowu has been replaced with Enyimba’s Ifeanyi Anaemena.