The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that the list of Super Eagles players that will tackle the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 25 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium for the 2017 African Cup of Nations double-header will be released on Thursday.
Samson Siasia was appointed to manage the team on an interim basis alongside the likes of Salisu Yusuf and Emmanuel Amuneke after the resignation of Sunday Oliseh last week Friday.
Egypt lead a qualifying pool that also has Tanzania and Chad with six points from two matches, two points ahead of Nigeria.
It is expected that a training camp will open early in the new month with players from the domestic league while the foreign-based players are expected to fly in by the Monday preceding the first game.
Vice-chairman of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’, said the technical committee will meet in Abuja on Thursday to vet the list of players to be submitted by a consortium of coaches led by Siasia.
“We will meet on Thursday to look at the list of players submitted by the newly appointed coaches,” he said.