With less than two weeks to the make or mar 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Seychelles, Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr released a list of 24 players to prosecute the must-win match whilst also putting four players on standby.
AOIFootball.com takes a look at how they performed for their respective clubs last weekend.
Daniel Akpeyi: He was in action for the entire match duration when Chippa United played out a 2-2 draw at home to Black Leopards.
Ikechukwu Ezenwa: He looks the rustiest of the three goalkeepers as he is yet to play competitive football since the World Cup. He has however been training regularly with Enyimba ahead of the final CAF Confederations Cup tie at home to CARA Brazzaville.
Francis Uzoho: The 19-year-old joined Segunda division side Elche on loan last week and will be presented to the fans soon.
Ola Aina: The wing-back came on for the injured Christian Asaldi after 22 minutes during Torino’s 2-2 draw away to Inter Millan.
He had a game rating of 6.5, making 100% passes completion, 81% tackles and won 6 tackles.
William Troost-Ekong: He was on for the entire match duration when Udinese defeated Sampdoria 1-0 to earn their first victory of the season.
He had a game rating of 7.1, making a game-high of 10 clearances, 2 interceptions and completing 71% of his passes.
Chidozie Awaziem: The former Nantes defender was not listed by FC Porto as they defeated Vitoria Guimaraes 3-2.
Leon Balogun: He started his first league game for Brighton but could do little to stop them from losing 1-0 away to Liverpool. Balogun had a game rating of 6.7 as he was booked in the first half of the match.
Jamilu Collins: The left-back was on for the entire match duration for Paderborn as they forced Greuther Furth to a 2-2 draw. He had a game rating of 6.4.
Kenneth Omeruo: The Eagles’ defender is yet to feature for new club CD Leganes as he was conspicuously missing in Friday’s 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad.
Bryan Idowu: He was on the bench for the entire match duration when Lokomotiv Moscow defeated Anzhi Makhachkala 2-1.
Semi Ajayi: The former Flying Eagles’ midfielder was on for the entire match duration as Rotherham United defeated Millwall by a lone goal.
Wilfred Ndidi: The Eagles’ star continued his impressive to start to the season in Leicester City’s 2-1 victory away at Southampton.
He had a game rating of 7.0, winning 8 duels and completing 78% of his passes.
Ogenyi Onazi: The Eagles’ vice-captain was on for the entire match duration as he helped Trabzonspor earn a 2-2 away at Ankaragucu. He had an impressive game rating of 7.1, completing 87% of his pass and winning six duels.
Joel Obi: The midfielder was introduced at halftime but could not help Chievo Verona from being humiliated 6-1 by Fiorentina.
John Ogu: The midfielder was in action for the entire match duration when Be’er Sheva drew 1-1 away at Ironi Kiryat.
Oghenekaro Etebo: The combative midfielder returned to Stoke City’s line-up as they earned their first win of the season in a 2-0 defeat of Hull City.
Kelechi Nwakali: He saw just 22 minutes of action for Porto B as they lost their third consecutive league match to Penafiel 2-0.
Ahmed Musa: The speed demon was not in action as he still awaits the commencement of the Saudi Arabian league season.
Odion Ighalo: The Changchun Yatai forward continued to prove doubters wrong, scoring his 16th league goal against Hebei China Fortune.
Simeon Nwankwo: He started his first league game in the Serie B but could not help Crotone from losing 3-0 away to Cittadella. He was however subbed off after 56 minutes.
Alex Iwobi: He grabbed an assist for the Gunners as they earn their first win of the season in a 3-1 defeat of West Ham United. He was however withdrawn at halftime.
Henry Onyekuru: The in-form striker will be in action later on Monday night.
Samuel Kalu: The Bordeaux number 10 missed a penalty in his side’s 2-1 win over Monaco. He was on for the entire match duration.
Kelechi Iheanacho: The Eagles’ striker continued to struggle in front of goal and could not register a single shot in Leicester’s 2-1 victory over Southampton.