The midfielder is back in the fold for the first time since 2015, and is in line to make his first appearance for the Super Eagles since the pre-World Cup 2014 draw with Scotland.

It’s been a long absence for Obi, who just missed out on Nigeria’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations-winning squad, and his return is a nod to his fine form with Torino this season.

It’s also recognition on the part of Rohr that his midfield needs more of a creative, technical touch. Injury, the great nemesis of Obi’s career, remains a concern.