Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has returned to the Super Eagles for 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe after he asked to be excused for the friendlies in the USA.
The striker is one of several players who did not feature in the Eagles friendlies in the USA but have now been listed for the AFCON qualifiers.
The others include skipper Ahmed Musa, Samuel Chukwuze, Leon Balogun, Zaidu Sanusi, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, Sadiq Umar and Shehu Abdullahi.
Akwa United goalkeeper Adewale Adeyinka and Katsina defender Sani Faisal are the only players from the NPFL who made the final cut after they were part of the squad for the friendly matches against Mexico and Ecuador in the USA.
Nigeria host Sierra Leone on June 9 in Abuja, before they travel to Morocco to take on Sao Tome and Principe on June 13 in another Group A tie.
The full squad for AFCON Qualifiers:
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); William Ekong (Watford FC, England); Abdullahi Shehu (AC Omonia, Cyprus); Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Sani Faisal (Katsina United); Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain)
Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Watford FC, England); Innocent Bonke (FC Lorient, France); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Fatih Karagumruk, Turkey); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF, Spain); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, Italy); Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord FC, The Netherlands); Ademola Lookman (Leicester City, England); Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria, Spain); Terem Moffi (FC Lorient, France)