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#WorldCupWith360nobs: Nigerian Coach Announces 30-Man Provisional Squad For Russia 2018

#WorldCupWith360nobs: Nigerian Coach Announces 30-Man Provisional Squad For Russia 2018

Only six players in the provisional squad have previously represented Nigeria at the World Cup.

"I have no reservation that the list is a good one and provisionally the best for the country for now, " he said.

Lokosa has taken the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) by storm this season, with his goals accounting for Kano Pillars exalted position on the league table.

Super Eagles and Bursaspor defender, Shehu Abdullahi has expressed his excitement over his inclusion in a 30-man preliminary World Cup squad released by Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr on Monday.

Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye and Daniel Akpeyi are battling for the team's goal keeping spot.




The defence has Turkey-based Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong and Shehu Abdullahi while Cercle Brugge's 30-year-old Elderson Echiejile, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, and Nantes centre-back Chidozie Awaziem also made the cut.

The Midfielders includes: Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Attackers are Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Junior Lokosa (new entrant), Simeon Nwankwo (new entrant), Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will regroup for the second time this year when they begin preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation with a friendly game against DR Congo.