Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr is expected in the country on Saturday to start preparations for Nigeria’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin Republic.

Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye said that the players are expected in the country this weekend, while the coach will arrive on Saturday.

The Super Eagles will meet the Squirrels in their first game of the AFCON qualifiers in Uyo on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football CAF has picked Senegalese official Issa SY as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo.

Nigeria will welcome back skipper Ahmed Musa from injury, with defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Bryan Idowu, as well as midfielder Mikel Agu and forward Samuel Kalu also returning.