Nigeria's quest for a place at Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will continue this weekend as the gladiators have started arriving for the encounter against Sudan.
Warri Wolves centre back Azubuike Egwuekwe was the first to arrive the Bolton White Hotel camp of the Super Eagles as preparations hit top gear to ensure Nigeria does well against the Sudanese in Khartoum.
Sone Aluko, Reading's Hope Akpan, Michael Babatunde, Nosa Igiebor and newly called up Aaron Samuel are also some of the early birds in camp.
The home based quartet of goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, Gbolahan Salami, Emem Udouk of Dolphins, who replaced the crocked Victor Moses and towering Enugu Rangers attacker Osagouna Ighodaro are also in camp.
The first training session will take place at the training pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday morning as more players are expected in camp overnight.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will hope for more points on board in this round of Afcon qualifying games after chalking up a misery one point from a possible six.
The Super Eagles were beaten 3-2 in Calabar last month by the Red Devils of Congo and played out a drab scoreless draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Cape Town a few days later.
Nigeria are in third position in Group A of the Caf/Orange 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers behind South Africa who have four points.
Congo lead the group with six points from two matches as Sudan, whom Nigeria face on October 11 in Khartoum take the rear going into match day three of the qualifiers.