Media Officer of the Super Eagles Ben Alaiya told Brila FM that coach Stephen Keshi has permitted several players to rejoin the quartet of Enugu Rangers, Kano Pillars, Heartland FC and Lobi Stars, who have recalled their players numbering about a dozen for this weekend's continental matches.
Rangers have recalled the trio of Emeka Eze, Chibuzor Okonkwo and Chigozie Agbim. While fellow Champions League campaigners Kano Pillars have recalled Gabriel Reuben, Gambo Muhammed, Mannir Ubale and Papa Idris.
Heartland have also recalled Daniel Akpenyi, Benjamin Francis and Obinna Nwachukwu. While Lobi Stars have recalled Ezekiel Bassey and Tony Okpotu for their Confederations Cup game against Liga Luculumana of Mozambique this weekend.
Rangers will travel to Bujumbura today (Thursday) with a 25-man contingent of 18 players and 7 officials for their weekend encounter with Burundian champions Vital'O, while Nigerian champions Kano Pillars will play host to AC Leopards de Dolise of Congo Brazzaville, who knocked Heartland out of the Confederations Cup last season and went on to win the competition.
Heartland will play host to two-time Gabonese champions US Bitam at the Dan Anyiam Stadium this weekend.
The Nigerian Cup holders will be hoping to fire from all cylinders against the visitors following their dismal start to the NPFL season, having lost their opening League game 2-1 at home to newly promoted Nembe City last weekend.