Five NPFL players are reportedly set to join the Super Eagles when the camp open for the Africa Cup of Nations billed for January in Cameroon.
According to report, it was gathered that the domestic players would act as standby for the 28 players invited for the competition in Cameroon.
Only a few foreign players are expected to arrive at the camp on opening day, and as a result the teams handlers have decided to draft in players from the domestic league.
The five players are also likely to be potential replacements for any players that pulls out of the 28 man squad due to an injury.
The foreign professionals expected in camp are players from Serie A and Russian Premier League, while the English Premier League contingent are expected to resume in January 2.
Napoli’s star Victor Osimhen is already in town although it is not known yet if he will return to Italy for his scheduled checkup with the Partenopei doctors as he continues his recovery from a facial injury.
The Super Eagles will commence their AFCON campaign with a clash against seven time champions Egypt, before taking on Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in their other group games.