coach Stephen Keshi said he was relieved his side had avoided any further injuries after they thrashed minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their opening game at the Confederations Cup
in Belo Horizonte.
Forwards Victor Moses, Kalu Uche and Emmanuel Emenike were all ruled out by injury before the tournament, while midfielder Ogenyi Onazi missed Monday's game with a knee problem.
Keshi hopes the Lazio player will be available for Thursday's encounter with Uruguay, which is likely to play a significant role in determining whether or not Nigeria progress from Group B
"There are no (new) injuries to the players, because I've already lost four players," he said.
Nigerian international striker Peter Odemwingie has confirmed he's certain to leave his club West Bromwich Albion this summer.
The 31-year-old forward is not expecting to play for The Baggies next season and could even be landed by a Championship Club.
England boss Roy Hodgson brought Odemwingie to the Hawthorns in 2010 and his departure has showed trouble with the striker and the new boss Steve Clarke.
The striker revealed this while working as a pundit for Nigeria
's Confederations Cup match against Tahiti for the BBC : "I thought things could be done easier, there was a new manager who came in and it didn't go in my favour. I was moved out of my position. I made my name by scoring goals."
Nnamdi Oduamadi claimed a hat-trick as Nigeria
shook off the jet lag to thrash minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their opening Confederations Cup
game in Belo Horizonte on Monday.
The African champions only arrived in Brazil 36 hours before the game after a row over bonus payments, but they could even afford some wasteful finishing as they leapfrogged world champions Spain to the top of Group B.
It was a predictably chastening experience for Tahiti, ranked 138th in the world, but they were nonetheless able to celebrate when Jonathan Tehau headed in their first ever goal at a high-profile international event.
Anthony Ujah and Ahmed Musa
have vowed they will not underrate minnows Tahiti in Monday night’s FIFA Confederations Cup
game in Belo Horizonte.
The African champions’ build-up to this tournament was marred by a bonus row, which caused their delayed arrival to Brazil.
But the players have since put this behind them following the intervention of the Nigerian government.
This is the first time both nations are meeting at full international level, but they have met at U20 level when the West Africans led coach Samson Siasia spanked Tahiti 5-0 at the 2009 World Youth Championship in Egypt.
Brown Ideye's agent has disclosed that Newcastle United are among several clubs lining up bids for the Super Eagles
Ideye had a decent outing in the immediate past season having finished earned a winners medal as the Africa Cup of Nations
earlier in the year, before going on to finish as the second highest goal scorer in the Ukrainian Premier League with 17 goals from 28 games.
His agent Hootan Amhadi told Sky Tyne and Wear
that there have been several offers from around Europe and the Middle East but the player would prefer to join an English Premiership club.
"Quite a few clubs are interested now in France, Turkey, Germany, Russia and the Middle East. We are just seeing what the best option is,” Ahmadi said.
will play in the Confederations Cup
in Brazil next week after a dispute about bonus payments was settled.
The Super Eagles' first match in the tournament is on Monday, but the players refused to leave their hotel in Namibia and missed a scheduled flight.
But they will now fly to South America in time for the game against Tahiti.
It is claimed the Nigerian players were angry over unpaid bonus money promised to them after they beat Kenya 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier
The players wanted to be paid £6,370 ($10,000) but the cash-strapped Nigeria Football Foundation, who have been forced to cut back on backroom staff of the various national teams, refused.
's Ogenyi Onazi has been ruled out of the Confederations Cup
in Brazil because of a knee injury.
The Lazio midfielder, 20, suffered the injury during the Super Eagles' 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier
against Namibia on Wednesday.
"I thought it was something I could manage when it happened but there was no point pushing myself to the extreme," Onazi told BBC Sport.
"Unfortunately, it means I will miss our Confederations Cup in Brazil."
After undergoing a scan on Thursday, Onazi told BBC Sport he will be back in action in about a month's time.
have missed their flight to Brazil because of a row over players' bonuses, BBC Sport has learned.
The Super Eagles are due to play their first match in the tournament on Monday but they remain in Namibia after Wednesday's World Cup qualifier
Nigeria's players are unhappy after they were each offered a $2,500 (£1,590) bonus for the 1-1 draw in Windhoek, insisting they want double.
And it appears they have refused to travel while the dispute continues.
It raises questions over whether the African champions will participate in the tournament which runs from 15-30 June.
’s 2014 World Cup
dream is over but the Brave Warriors gave an inspired performance as they held Nigeria
to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night.
Playing in front of about 5 000 fans at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, substitute Deon Hotto sent the home crowd wild with delight when he put Namibia ahead on 77 minutes.
Their joy was however short lived as Godfrey Oboabona equalised with a freekick five minutes later.
With the other Group F
encounter between Malawi and Kenya ending in a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, Nigeria now lead the group on nine points, followed by Malawi on 7, Namibia on 5 and Kenya on 3 points.
coach John Obuh insists he has selected the best players for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup
Obuh has retained 16 players from the Flying Eagles squad that finished third at the African Youth Championship
(AYC) in Algeria in March.
The six-time African champions have come under severe criticism after they finished in eighth place at last week's ten-nation Toulon tournament
Despite critics requesting an overhaul, Obuh has named an experienced squad.
The side has three Europe-based players, and the coach says he has strong faith in his team.