Sky Sports understands the Nigerian FA wants Avram Grant to manage the team during the Africa Cup of Nations.
FIFA has given Nigeria a final chance to avoid a lengthy ban from football - but only if they comply with their demands.
Reading midfielder Hope Akpan has spoken of his delight after making his international debut for Nigeria.
Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has been sacked after a troubled start to qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations.
FIFA has lifted a ban imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation due to government interference.
FIFA has suspended Nigeria from all international football due to government interference.
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