Nigeria, who currently lead Benin Republic’s AFCON qualification group, have been hit with unavailability of key players for their next assignments.
The Super Eagles currently top Group E log with eight points (one ahead of Benin Republic and five more than third-placed Sierra Leone).
Eagles will tackle the Squirrels at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday, March 27, and will lock horns with the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos three days later. Both are the concluding games of the AFCON qualifying series.
Nigeria beat Benin Republic 2-1 on day 1. They will meet again on 27 March in Port Novo.
However, Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr will be without Sadiq Umar, with Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon also missing out.
Henry Onyekuru, Anayo Iwuala and Paul Onuachu have been called up as their replacements.
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Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (APOEL Nicosia, Cyprus); John Noble (Enyimba FC); Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Boavista, Portugal); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Olaoluwa Aina (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn 07, Germany); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente, The Netherlands)
Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo (Galatasaray FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Abdullahi Shehu (Omonia Nicosia, Cyprus); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Unattached); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anayo Iwuala (Enyimba, Nigeria); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray, Turkey); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium)