May 27, 2018

NFF Names 30 Eagles For World Cup

15 May 2018, 12:49 | Brandon Parsons

Uncapped Simeon Nwankwo, Junior Lokosa on Super Eagles World Cup squad as Rohr shops for fire power

NFF Names 30 Eagles For World Cup

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released the provisional list of players to represent Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Rohr also picked Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the forwards.

Kano Pillars forward Lokosa recording 18 goals as at Match day 21 is getting his first call up as well as Crotone of Italy striker Nwankwo.

Nwankwo got his first global call-up following his fine form in the Italian topflight where he has scored six goals in his last seven outings.

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Rohr selected goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho of Deportivo La Coruna, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye, meaning no recall for veteran Vincent Enyeama.

Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.

Midfielders include: Mikel John Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Uche Agbo, Joel Obi, Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu.

The Super Eagles will be making a sixth appearance at the World Cup tournament in Russian Federation where they will play Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D.

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