Rohr, Musa React To AFCON 2019 Draw
Forward, Ahmed Musa, Nigeria’s goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Nigeria’s midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo celebrate at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup. (Image Courtesy: USAfrica)

The Super Eagles have been handed a massive boost ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers with the Benin Republic and Lesotho.

Concise News understands that Nigeria will play both sides this month in qualification games for the next edition of the biennial football showpiece.

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Musa has not played with the team since the West Africans finished third at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

He missed the friendly games with Ukraine as well as five-time World Cup winners Brazil in September and October in that order.

However, the 27-year-old former Leicester City man featured for seven minutes in Al-Nassr’s 4-0 win over Abha on Saturday.

His return to action is a major lift for Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr who is banking on the experienced skipper to lead his charges to secure maximum points in November.

The 2013 AFCON winners are in Group L of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers and will begin their campaign against Benin on November 13, before battling Lesotho four days later.