Sunshine Stars midfielder Sunday Abe has failed to recover from an ankle injury that he aggravated at only the team's second training session in Kigali.
Abe now looks doubtful to play any meaningful part for what remains of the Flying Eagles campaign.
KickOffNigeria.com had exclusively reported that the release of the Flying Eagles final squad list was delayed because the team doctor picked up the player's injury soon after the list was submitted to the NFF.
Abe's name was subsequently taken off, but was later put back in after pressure from an NFF board member from the South West.
Top camp sources informed KickOffNigeria.com that Abe is currently struggling with the injury and may not play for the rest of the tournament.