Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Rotherham United midfielder Semi Ajayi were the two players dropped by coach Gernot Rohr from a 25-man provisional squad.
The victors of the continental clash earned a spot in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.
The Paul Aigbogun boys advanced to the round of 16 as one of the four best third-placed sides, or “best losers” as it is referred to in Nigerian parlance.
The race to be crowned the English Premier League’s leading scorer this season ended in a three-way tie on Sunday as the African trio of Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot.
Lucas Moura scored a dramatic 96th-minute winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax and set up an all-English Champions League final against Liverpool.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers of the federation have been charged by the Federal Government with an alleged misappropriation of funds.
Liverpool are into their second successive Champions League final after overcoming Barcelona with a stunning second-leg fightback on an epic night at Anfield.
Divine Oduduru has broken Nigeria’s thirteen years sub 10 seconds jinx in the 100 meters race.
At a time Nigerians are being executed in Saudi Arabia over drug deals, one would have thought that others would stay away from crime.