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Russian Federation 2018: Super Eagles will spring surprise - Izilien

Little-Known Kano Pillars Striker Junior Lokosa Headlines Rohr's 30-Man World Cup List Rohr releases 30-man provisional list for the World Cup
Patty Aguilar | 16 May, 2018, 02:08

Most of the players that executed the qualification campaign to the football showpeice were included in the squad.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday released his 30-man provisional list for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo and Kano Pillars forward Junior Lokosa on the list.

The Two-time World Cup veteran who spoke on a popular radio station monitored in Lagos said the society should not suggest for the Eagles goalkeepers trainers and the team handler, Gernot Rohr since they want the best for the country.

On the new entrants and players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the list; Amaraizu said the number of NPFL players showed that the Nigerian leagues had grown.

"I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Nwankwo, made the list".

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

There is only one South African-based player in the squad as Chippa United's Daniel Akpeyi was named as one of the four goalkeepers.

The attackers are Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); and another newcomer, Nwankwo Simeon (Crotone FC, Italy).

NAN reports that the Russian Federation 2018 FIFA World Cup finals' is scheduled to kick off from June 14 to July 15.

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