Portsmouth striker Kanu has yet to return from Africa Cup of Nations duty in Angola even though Nigeria's last game was Saturday.
Aruna Dindane (Ivory Coast) plus Hassan Yebda and Nadir Belhadj (Algeria) are back and in contention for tonight's game at Fulham.
Two years ago, when the tournament was held in Ghana, it took Kanu a week to return to Fratton Park.
Portsmouth manager Avram Grant said: 'Dindane is back. So are all the other African players, except Kanu. He's not back yet.'
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