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[FULL LIST] Super Eagles 30 Men Provisional List For World Cup 2018




Gernot Rohr has announced his 30-man preliminary squad for Russia with some home-based player making the cut.

Kano Pillars’s Junior Lokosa and Crotone’s Simeon Nwankwo were included in the 30-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Lokosa has been in fine form in the local league scoring 18 goals in 21 matches including two against Katsina United on Sunday.

[FULL LIST] Super Eagles 30 Men Provisional List For World Cup 2018

Nwankwo, on the other hand, was called up due to his fine form in the Italian topflight where he has scored six goals in his last seven outings.

The Super Eagles are heading to their sixth World Cup, having taken part in the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions – with a  place in the Round of 16 their best performance ever.

Nigeria will begin their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium before facing Iceland (June 22) and Argentina (June 26) in Volgograd and Saint Petersburg respectively.

Full Squad:


GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba) Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) Francis Uzoho (Deportivo de La Coruna) Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

DEFENDERS: William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor) Leon Balogun (Mainz 05) Olaoluwa Aina (Chelsea) Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa) Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm) Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes) Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor) Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge) Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag) Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)

MIDFIELDERS: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin Teda) Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor) John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) Uche Agbo (Standard Liege) Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas) Joel Obi (Torino) Mikel Agu (Bursaspor)

FORWARDS: Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai) Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) Victor Moses (Chelsea) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) Moses Simon (Gent) Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars) Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone)



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