Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi has dropped injured Gambo Mohammed and Yinka Adedeji from the 2014 CHAN in South Africa.
MTNFootball.com specially gathered that both players have since left the Eagles training camp.
The highly-rated Pillars star Gambo, who featured for Nigeria at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, has been nursing a hamstring injury, which has kept him by the sidelines since the Eagles resumed training for CHAN earlier this month.
Sharks left back Adedeji also suffered a hamstring injury at the weekend.
Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Dele Alampasu is also set to be in South Africa as third-choice goalkeeper after FC Taraba goalkeeper Ibrahim Pius was axed, but fellow Eaglet Taiwo Awoniyi missed the cut.
Also dropped was new Enyimba signing Mfom Udoh, who was a late call-up to the Eagles after his goals for Akwa United last season.
It was also gathered that 25 players are now left in the team’s camp and two more players will be shown the exit door before the country’s ‘B’ team flies out to South Africa on January 7.
Nigeria open their 2014 CHAN campaign against Mali on January 11 in Cape Town.