Enyimba attacking midfielder Kingsley Sokari has been handed a debut call up to the main Super Eagles squad by Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi.
The talented youngster, who was playing street football two years ago, put up a fantastic performance in the international friendly between the home-based Super Eagles and the Black Meteors of Ghana to commission the newly built Akwa Ibom International Stadium.
Sokari, an integral art of Enyimba's failed attempt to wrestle the Glo Premier League title from Kano Pillars, pulled the strings in the middle for the Eagles and this impressed the team's handlers and he has now been pencilled down to join up with the main squad for residential camping in Abuja.
Even though he has been involved with the home-based Super Eagles, this is his first call up to a full international level for Nigeria.
He will do battle for a shirt in the team alongside the foreign-based professionals, who are expected to start arriving the team's Bolton Hotel camp from Sunday evening.
Nigeria are placed third in Group A of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with four points from four matches and face a Herculean task to defend the crown won at the last edition in South Africa.
The Eagles must rake in maximum points in the last two games - away to Congo in Pointe-Noire and in Uyo against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa - to stand any chance of qualifying.