The Super Eagles will be gunning for their fourth continental trophy when the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) begins on January 9th.
Nigeria, slated for their 19th appearance in the competition, will play in Group D of the tournament billed for Cameroon this month
The team last won the AFCON in 2013 in South Africa after beating fellow West Africans, Burkina Faso.
Nigeria were the winners of Group L AFCON qualifier as Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen struck five times.
In spite of the shakeup that involved the sack of long-time manager, Gernot Rohr, and the appointment of Austine Eguavoen in his stead for the tournament, and a surprising naming of Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro as a replacement- pundits and fans alike, see the 1994 champions as one of the favourites for the trophy.