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AFCON 2019 top scorer, Odion Ighalo, is the only Nigerian player that made the latest 10-man shortlist, while the duo of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Lille’s Victor Osimhen have been dropped in the running for the prize.

Paul Put was fired by Guinea on Monday in spite of his side reaching the last 16, while Ricardo Mannetti has not had his contract renewed after Namibia lost all three group games.

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel camp of the Super Eagles to ginger the players ahead of Wednesday’s third place match against Tunisia.

Even before knowing the identity of their AFCON 2019 semi final opponent, Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr on Thursday morning charged his wards to be focused and fully committed to the task at hand as they countenance another tough session on Sunday night at the Cairo International Stadium.