The Super Eagles play against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a crucial African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier and preparations have commenced in earnest with 22 players already at the camp in Asaba, Delta State.
The stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday as the Super Eagles prepare ahead of the crucial tie in Johannesburg.
At training as well were goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa; defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Jamilu Collins.
There were also midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu and Mikel Agu, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success and Samuel Chukwueze.
Only France-based forward Samuel Kalu is expected on Wednesday.
The match would be played inside the FNB Stadium with the Super Eagles needed a victory to ensure qualification for the showpiece next year.
The Nigeria delegation to Saturday’s big match will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening.
The Eagles are expected to have a feel of the picturesque FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm.