There was palpable anxiety among players over the list of those that will make Monday's trip to Dubai for the friendly international against the Pharaohs of Egypt, as the technical crew kept the list close to its chest.
Assistant Coach Dan 'the Bull' Amokachi, revealed that he has been in contact with his boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, and giving him first hand information about the form and response to training of all the players and he has been very impressed.
However, camp sources revealed that because of several reasons the list of players who will make the trip will only be made public after Monday morning work out at the FIFA Goal Project site in the Federal capital.
One of the reasons is that officials are still banking on players from Sunshine Stars of Akure and Heartland of Owerri to make the trip, after their continental assignments on Sunday.
The caveat, however, is that the players have to prove that they are fit and injury free to make the trip to Dubai, as other players have shown that no players is indispensable in the team.
"When all the 25 players are here and we assess their fitness and form the list will then be made public, at the moment we just have an idea of those that will make the trip, the final training will help us with final decision," one of the coaches craving anonymity declared.