Nigeria faces Seychelles in their last group game of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers on March 23 at the Keshi Stadium Asaba. The Super Eagles have qualified for the tournament and look to welcome the minnows who have yet to impress in the qualifiers.
Nigeria last played away at South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw which was enough to seal qualification for the tournament billed to hold in Egypt. Seychelles meanwhile have been the whipping boys of the group and are currently without a win in all five matches played so far.
The island nation have conceded 22 times so far and have managed to gain a solitary point in the 0-0 draw at home to South Africa on matchday 4. Gernot Rohr has named a 23-man squad for the clash with the coach likely to test some of the less experienced players for the game.
One notable absentee is captain John Obi Mikel who has not played for his country in 11 months. However, Rohr insists that the player remains committed to the national team after rediscovering his form at Championship side Middlesbrough.
Ahmed Musa has been captain in his stead and has led the young side through a tricky group containing Libya and South Africa. Nigeria are billed to face Egypt after the clash with Seychelles on March 26 in Asaba as the team fine tunes its preparation for the AFCON 19 tournament.