As the AFCON 2017 qualifier in Tanzania draws nearer, We take a look at the performances of Nigeria stars who stand a chance of making the squad for the game.

Odion Ighalo: He continued from where he stopped in the English Championship for Watford as he scored in a 2-2 draw at Everton. He played just 16 minutes of the encounter and still made a huge impact.

Vincent Enyeama: Nigeria captain was in goal for Lille as they lost a league opener at home to 10- man PSG 1-0.

Juwon Oshaniwa: Nigeria left back debuted for Scottish Premier League side Hearts with a win away at Dundee FC. He saw 76 minutes of action. He almost assisted for a goal and almost got a goal on his debut as he joined attack where necessary.

Anthony Ujah: He was in action for Werder Bremen for the entre duration and scored a goal as they beat Wurzburger Kickers 2-0 in a German Cup game.

Ahmed Musa: CSKA Moscow hitman was on from start to finish as his team defeated Amkar 2-0. Amkar paraded three Nigerians – Fegor Ogude played for the entire duration, Imeh Izuchukwu lasted for 35 minutes, while Brian Idowu was introduced into the game in the 59th minute for Gergi Peev.

Ogenyi Onazi: The Lazio midfielder was on from start to finish as his team lost 2-0 to Juventus in Italian Super Cup 2015. He battled Paul Pogba in the midfield war.

Mikel Obi, Victor Moses: Both were unused substitutes as Chelsea began their title defence with a draw at home to Swansea City.

Sone Aluko: He was a 65th minute substitute for Hull City when he entered for Ryan Taylor as they beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 in a Championship game. Nigerian-born forward Chuba Akpom scored one of the goals for Hull City.

Emmanuel Emenike: He was in action for his UAE side Al Ain as they beat Wydad Casablanca 5-4 on penalties after game ended in regulation time 3-3. It was a friendly and Emenike scored in the penalty shootout.

Akeem Latifu: The right back continued from where he stopped last season with Aalesund in Norway top flight as he was on from start to finish for his team in 3-1 loss at Haugesund. His compatriot Leke James scored Aalesund’s consolation goal.

Williams Troost-Ekong: The defender was in action from start to finish for Haugesund in the Norway top flight league as they beat Aalesund 3-1.

Osaze Odemwingie:  He was a 78th minute substitute for Stoke City as he replaced Ibrahim Afallay in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool.

Jordon Ibe: The youngster started the game for Liverpool as the beat Stoke City 1-0. He lasted for 78 minutes when he was replaced by Roberto Firmino.

Sammy Ameobi: He was a 63rd minute substitute for English Championship side Cardiff City when he entered for Alexander Revell in their 1-1 draw at home with Fulham.

Carl Ikeme:  Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was in goal for Wolves as they beat hosts Blackburn Rovers 2-1. Nigerian defender Dominic Iorfa also played for Wolves.

Moses Simon: He played the entire second half as Gent drew 1-1 at Anderlecht. He replaced Rafinha.

Imoh Ezekiel: He was a 61st minute substitute for Anderlecht in their 1-1 draw at home to Gent.

Elderson Echiejile: He was not listed for Monaco as they won 2-1 at Nice on French league opening day.

Olanrewaju Kayode: Former Nigeria youth international lasted for 61 minutes for Austria Wien as they drew 2-2 at SV Groedig. He was replaced by Kevin Friesenbichler.

Efe Ambrose: The former FC Ashdod of Israel defender was an unused substitute as Celtic defeated hosts Partick Thistle 2-0.