"On the face value, it is a friendly match because there is no trophy on the table for the winner to take home", he said.
Retired Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has expressed his pride in the team's performance in 2017, which was rounded off with a stunning 4-2 victory over Argentina in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.
Aguero will be assessed by Manchester City's medical team ahead of this weekend's Premier League trip to Leicester City. He was replaced by Dario Benedetto.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is delighted with his team's comeback win against Argentina.
He later recovered consciousness, according to TyC Sports.
It really would a sub-optimal way to build a tactic, at the worst possible time, and against the worst possible type of opposition in Argentina, who were always likely to monopolize possession.
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring Nigeria's fourth goal against Argentina.
Sevilla star Ever Banega had beaten a poorly positioned Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Nigeria and who didn't arrange his wall properly in the 14th minute to give Argentina the lead.
Argentina's Sergio Aguero in action during an international friendly football match between Russia and Argentina at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on November 11, 2017.
Three hours after the game, the AFA said Aguero was back at the hotel with his teammates.
Sampaoli is endeavouring to complement established players withing the side such as Messi and Javier Mascherano with new blood in the form of Germán Pezzella or Giovani Lo Celso and is anticipated to remain faithful with the bulk of the team who impressively overcame Russia last week 0-1.