Despite calling over 20 home base players to camp and drilling them for two weeks owngoalnigeria.com can reveal that only one is certain to start against Egypt in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers game in Kaduna.
Ifeanyi Matthew of Kano Pillars is the one name penciled down to hold a spot in the midfield alongside Chelsea star John Obi Mikel and probably Nigeria U-23 captain Azuibuike Okechukwu.
However three others are certain to be in the match day squad and they are Chibuzor Okonkwo of Ifeanyi Ubah, Chisom Chikatara of Abia Warriors and Ogenekaro Etebo of Warri Wolves who is technically not an home based player as visa issues has kept him from joining his Portuguese side CD Feirense.
The players who won’t be in the match day squad will however have the opportunity of training with the other established stars of the Super Eagles before they are eventually decamped.
Although another source revealed to owngoalnigeria.com that some of them will most likely be informed not to bother coming to camp after their weekend games for their local teams before the end of the week.