Nigeria's national team camp is coming to life as six players have arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Abuja at the time of this report.
Watford defender William Troost-Ekong, Brentford midfielder Frank Onyeka, Glasgow Rangers defender Leon Balogun, Al-Hilal striker Odion Ighalo, Torino defender Ola Aina, and West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi are the players in camp.
Team captain Ahmed Musa has arrived Nigeria but made a quick stop at his hometown in Kano, and is yet to join his teammates at the Super Eagles camp.
Other players are expected between Monday and Tuesday ahead of the training and flight to Kumasi, Ghana, for the first leg of the doubleheader fixture.
Sadiq Umar will be arriving later than others after his club, UD Almeria, sought permission from the Nigerian Football Federation to keep the striker for a few more days due to a key fixture that will determine their side's title promotion chances in the Segunda Division of Spanish football.
Lorient midfielder to take Ndidi's place in the squad
Innocent Bonke of FC Lorient, who was placed on standby, has been invited to take the place of Wilfred Ndidi, who will be unable to make it for the fixture.
The 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder injured his medial ligament in the 60th minute of the Foxes' UEFA European Conference League tie against Stade Rennais last Thursday. He will be out for a couple of weeks.
Super Eagles interim manager Augustine Eguavoen has now activated Bonke, who joined French club Lorient from Swedish club FF Malmö in the summer.
Bonke last played for the Super Eagles in the early stages of the World Cup qualifiers, coming on for Ndidi against Cape Verde.
Nigeria will face the Black Stars on Friday, March 25th in Kumasi before hosting their arch rivals in Abuja on the 29th.
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