The Home based Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the 2020 African Nations Championship, CHAN.
This follows their elimination by the Sparrow-Hawks of Togo in the final qualifying match in Lagos.
Imama Amamapakabo’s side needed to score at least three goals without conceding to have any chance of qualifying for the tournament after losing the first leg away at the Stade de Kegue, Lome by 4-1 last month.
The team also suffered another defeat to the same side by 2-1 at the WAFU tournament in Senegal last week.
The second leg in Lagos ended 2-0 in favour of the Eagles courtesy of Alimi brace but Nigeria lose 3-4 on aggregate to crash out and leave Imama with plenty questions to answer.