Friday Mar 11, 2016. 18:50
Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has dropped six home-based players including CHAN Eagles stars Prince Aggreh, Ezekiel Bassey, Bright Onyedikachi and Chris Madaki.
The other dropped players are Wikki midfielder Hassan Yau and Warri Wolves defender Oke Ogagatewho.
Onyedikachi has been ordered to join the Olympics team.
Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye disclosed only 13 players are now expected in camp next week as the coaches strive to raise the stakes ahead of the crucial games against Egypt.
"The coaches are gradually cutting down the numbers," Ibitoye announced.
"Next week, more players will be released to their clubs and some others will be transferred to the Olympic team also currently in camp ahead of the international friendly against Brazil.
“I am sure the coaches already have an idea of those home stars who will join the foreign legion for the final phase of preparation in a week's time."