But the three-time African champions will be without the services of talismanic striker, Victor Osimhen, and a handful of players for the AFCON.

The country’s top scorer during the qualification games for the championship was excused from the tournament on health grounds.

He was not the only one left out of the squad. Compatriot, Dennis Emmanuel of Watford, and former Manchester United forward, Odion Ighalo, were also replaced days after the list of invited players was released.

Despite this, hopes are high among some fans that the Super Eagles will make an impact in the competition.

They will begin their campaign against seven-time champions, Egypt, on Tuesday.

Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON Fixtures, Date, And Time
Before is the full list of Nigeria’s 2021 AFCON Group D games as well as the dates and times for the encounters:
Nigeria vs Egypt
Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022.
Time: 05:00pm (WAT).
Nigeria vs Sudan
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2022.
Time: 05:00pm (WAT).
Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria
Date: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.
Time: 08:00pm (WAT).

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