The home based Super Eagles are condemned to prosecute their 2016 African Nations Championship final round, first leg qualifier against Etalons of Burkina Faso without two injured Warri Wolves players.
The NFF in a statement on Thursday said the Warri Wolves’ ace with 14 goals so far in the Glo NPFL season, is injured and out of the race for places.
Unfortunately, another Wolves’ boy Paul Onobi is also feared out after picking a knock in training on Tuesday.
Aside the duo, camp sources confirm that all the other players are fully fit to battle the Etalons.
Those in the run are goalkeepers Femi Thomas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, David Obiazor and Okemute Odah, defenders Chima Akas, Austin Oboroakpo, Kalu Orji, Solomon Kwambe, Idris Aloma, Samson Gbadebo, Jamiu Alimi and Stephen Eze, midfielders Abdulrazak Aliyu, Ifeanyi Mathew, Paul Onobi, Usman Mohammed, Bature Yaro and Osas Okoro, and forwards Ezekiel Bassey, Chisom Chikatara, Tunde Adeniji, Prince Aggrey, Bright Onyedikachi and Dayo Ojo.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the first two editions of a competition reserved for senior players plying their trade in their country’s domestic league, but won bronze medal at the third edition held in South Africa early last year.
The winner over two legs between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will be eligible for a place at the 4th African Nations Championship taking place in Rwanda early next year.