On-form defender Kenneth Omeruo looks set to earn his 45th senior cap for Nigeria this weekend when the Super Eagles host fellow AFCON-bound Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, can authoritatively confirm.


With Udinese of Italy star William Troost-Ekong expected to miss the game, the on-loan Leganes defender is expected to partner Brighton’s Leon Balogun in the heart of the defense with Chidozie Awaziem also in the fray to earn a starter’s berth.


Having arrived camp on Monday afternoon, the 25-year-old took part in the team’s I morning session on Tuesday, showing great composure as the Eagles continued their buildup to this month’s AFCON in Egypt.


If selected in the final 23-man list, Omeruo will be aiming for his second AFCON crown having starred in the Eagles’ last triumph six years ago.