Super Eagles duo of William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Kalu had been given permission to leave the team camp and will not feature in Tuesday’s friendly game against Tunisia.
Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, who confirmed the development to reporters, said the players had returned to their clubs for various reasons.
Kalu was allowed to return to his club after suffering a knock in Nigeria’s defeat to Algeria on Friday.
The 23-year-old Bordeaux forward featured for 50 minutes in the encounter before he was replaced by Nantes winger Moses Simon.
Troost-Ekong was permitted to leave in order to enable him to prepare for Watford’s Championship game against Derby County on Friday.
The centre-back teamed up with the Hornets from Serie A club Udinese in September and will hope to make his debut for the side at Pride Park Stadium.
Ibitoye said: Kalu was allowed to leave the camp and return to his club because of the knock he got in the game against Algeria.
“For Troost-Ekong he was permitted to go because he just joined a new club and they have a game on Friday so they want him to train with his team ahead of the game.
“So with these two players out we will have the chance to see new players for the game.”