By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh will join up with the home-based team on Thursday in preparation for Sunday's 2016 African Nations Championship final round, first leg qualifying match against the Etalons of Burkina Faso, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
But it remains to be seen if Oliseh, who just won his second game as coach of the senior national team on Sunday, will be on the bench for the clash.
Sharks left-back Chima Akas and Abia Warriors defender Austin Obaroakpo both joined up with the squad on Monday evening after their trip to Belgium for the international friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon.
They were amongst the players that practised at the Shell Football Ground in Port Harcourt on Tuesday under the guidance of assistant coaches Salisu Yusuf and Jean Francois Losciuto.
Nigeria defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 to lift the Africa Cup of Nations title for a third time at the 2013 edition, while at the just concluded All Africa Games in Congo, the national U-23 side of Burkina Faso defeated Samson Siasia's U-23s 3-1 in the semi-finals of the football event.