The Fenerbahce defender has been hampered by injury while the Eagles are boosted by the return of the Chelsea forward against the Chipolopolo
Nigeria welcomed back Chelsea winger Victor Moses into their squad against Zambia in Mbombela on Friday.
The 21 year-old missed the opening game against Burkina Faso due to a knock he suffered in training. He replaces Ideye Brown in Nigeria’s attack.
However, Stephen Keshi’s team will be without captain Joseph Yobo who picked up an ankle knock in the game against the Stallions on Monday.
Yobo is replaced by youngster Kenneth Omeruo in central defence.
In right back where Nigeria lost Efe Ambrose to a red card on Monday, Keshi has opted for Ogenyi Onazi.
Nigeria Starting XI:
Enyeama; Onazi, Omeruo, Oboabona, Echiejile; Igiebor, Mikel, Ogude; Musa, Emenike, Moses
Zambia Starting XI:
Mweene; Musonda, Mbola, Nkausu, Sunzu; Chansa, Sinkala, Kalaba; C Katongo, Mayuka, Chisamba