Super Eagles right-back, Leon Balogun, has returned back to his club base in Germany but Kenneth Omeruo is fit to play against Niger Republic on Tuesday.
FC Mainz defender, Balogun, picked up a knock during training and missed out on Saturday’s goalless draw away to Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.
He boarded a flight back to Germany from Dar es Salaam.
Midfielder Izunna Uzochukwu is also out, and coach Sunday Oliseh has called up Nasarawa United’s Bature Yaro as his replacement.
Centre-back Kenneth Omeruo has recovered from his knock against Tanzania. The Chelsea loanee suffered a nasty gash on his face following a collision with a Tanzanian player while contesting for an aerial ball.
Nasty gash and swollen eye on @omeruo from that clash. He still got back on and continued playing #Respect #SuperEagles
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Nigeria will play the Mena of Niger at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium. The Nigeriens lost 0-2 to Burundi in Bujumbura on Saturday.
Kickoff time is 3pm.
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