Fema, now a Special Assistant on Sports to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made this known on Monday in Abuja.
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The AFCON qualifying matches are against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe, with the list out on Friday.
Kenya is unable to take part because of its ongoing ban from football by world governing body Fifa because of governmental interference in the running of the game.
It was gathered that the Portuguese has identified some players he can trust at Super Eagles going forward.