Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, may be missing when Nigeria play away to Seychelles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria play away to Seychelles in Victoria on Matchday 2 of the series on Friday, 7th September and must then entertain Libya’s Mediterranean Knights in Nigeria on Matchday 3 in the second week of October.

Coach Gernot Rohr will on Friday name his squad for the encounter against Seychelles.

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But Rohr confirmed to KweséESPN that Mikel had called him to withdraw his name.

"We spoke together. He is just coming back from injury and he needs to push his club commitments to get back in shape.

"After injury he needs time to get fit again."

In the opener to the series in June 2017, Super Eagles lost 2-0 to South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo.

Earlier in August, winger Victor Moses announced his shock retirement from international football at the age of 27-years.

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