Nigeria’s Super Eagles have received a boost ahead of this month’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers after Semi Ajayi returned to training following an injury layoff.

The Super Eagles will begin the World Cup qualifiers with a home game against Lesotho on November 16 in Uyo.

They will travel to Rwanda to take on Zimbabwe on matchday two of the qualifiers on November 19.

Ahead of the qualifiers, West Brom manager Carlos Corberán delivered some positive news regarding the fitness of Semi Ajayi alongside his teammate Jeremy Sarmiento.

Ajayi’s last action for West Brom was against Plymouth Argyle two weeks ago.

According to Corberan, Ajayi and Sarmiento successfully navigated Thursday’s training session with the first-team group.

He stated the duo will be involved in the matchday squad on Saturday for the visit of Hull City, should they get through Friday’s work without issue.

“Jeremy Sarmiento and Semi Ajayi are two players who, if they complete the training session on Friday, can be part of the matchday squad on Saturday.

“They both trained on Thursday with the group and they came through that fine.

“It’s always really positive to add players back to your squad when you have been missing plenty of them in recent weeks.

“With Semi, we have one more option at centre-back and he was playing in the first XI at the start of the season.

“Jeremy is a player who can give us plenty of possibilities in attack, so both players being back is positive news.

“Bringing players back in always increases the competitiveness in the squad, which then helps increase our competitive levels against our opponents.”

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