Gernot Rohr has included Kelechi Iheanacho and 19 year-old German based goal keeper Maduka Okoye in his 23-man list for his side's international friendly match against Ukraine staging at the Dnipro Arena on September 10.
The Leicester City forward who was dropped from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad following an underwhelming season but will make his return back to the national team alongside Tyronne Ebuehi, who got injured just before the 2018 World Cup having being sidelined for close to a year.
German based Emil Maduka Okoye has been handed his first ever call up as replacement for Akpeyi, as the manager continues to search for a quality goalkeeper.
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Rotherham United, England)
Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)