The Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin their campaign to qualify for their first Africa cup of Nations tournament since winning in 2013.
They will host the Bafana Bafana of South Africa tomorrow.
The Group E match will be played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
The eagles will be without the services of team captain, John Mikel Obi, first choice keeper, Carl Ikeme, defender Leon Balogun among others.
The other Group E match between Libya and Madagascar holds tonight in Cairo Egypt.
The match was moved away from Libya because of the civil war in the country.
In another continental fixture, 2004 winners, the Carthage Eagle of Tunisia will square up against seven time champions, Pharaohs of Egypt in Tunis on Sunday night.