Stephen Keshi trained with the entire contingent on Tuesday evening except Victor Moses and Obafemi Martins who arrived late due to flight problems, according to reports.
The duo was excused and asked to take a rest from Tuesday’s work out.
Keshi took nine players from the Nigeria Professional Football League for the game along with 15 players called up from Europe for the country’s first game since becoming African champions last month.
Nigeria’s opponents Kenya will arrive the country on Thursday for Saturday’s crucial encounter. Nigeria top Group F with four points from two matches.
Namibia who host Malawi this weekend are second with three points.
Local fans in Calabar are already anticipating an interesting encounter as they relish seeing the new African champions for the first time since their triumph.