Nigeria lead Group E on nine points after winning three games back-to-back (image courtesy NFF)

Twenty-two of the 23 players called up by Gernot Rohr for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Nigeria have arrived in Asaba for training.

Almost a full house in Asaba as 22 players arrive for South Africa clash (image courtesy NFF)

Concise News understands that  France-based Samuel Kalu is the only player yet to join his teammates for preparation ahead of the crucial Group E game billed for 17 November in Johannesburg.

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Tuesday’s training was held at the Stephen Keshi Stadium after 17 players joined the seven that had arrived on Monday.

The players and officials would travel from neighbouring Benin in Edo state to Johannesburg (image courtesy NFF)

They are expected to train twice on Wednesday before flying straight to Johannesburg on Thursday evening from Benin City airport aboard a Max Air chartered flight.

Nigeria lead the group on nine points, while South Africa are one point adrift, with Libya and Seychelles on four and one respectively.