Kano Pillars will hope to make the best use of Shehu Abdullahi and Ezekiel Mba when they host AS Vita of the DR Congo on Saturday in Kano.
Both players were left out of Sunday’s 3-1 loss in Kinshasa because they were not able to get a traveling visa ahead of the tie.
Pillars spokesman Idris Malikawa has notified MTNFootball.com that the duo will be available for selection in the return-leg tie billed for the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Midfielder Shehu was at the just-concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa while striker Mba played a vital part in the reigning champions’ runners-up finish in the Super Four Pre-season campaign.
Bello Kofarmata has been ruled out of the encounter, after he got his marching order in the 54th minute of Sunday’s first-leg.
Pillars will hope to overturn a 3-1 loss in front of a boisterous home crowd.