Nigeria have named a 23-man squad without injured Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze for upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Both Napoli striker Osimhen and AC Milan winger Chukwueze were injured on international duty last month and are yet to recover.
Nottingham Forest forward Taiwo Awoniyi, Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen and Nice striker Terem Moffi have been invited for the qualifiers.
Bayer Leverkusen winger Nathan Tella, 24, was also handed his first-ever call-up.
Nigeria host Lesotho at Uyo on November 16, before playing Zimbabwe in Rwanda three days later.
South Africa, Rwanda and Benin are the other teams in their qualifying group with the overall winners automatically advancing to the 2026 World Cup to be hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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