2 surprises in Nigeria's provisional WCup squad

May 15, 2018, 15:21
2 surprises in Nigeria's provisional WCup squad

Nigeria coach Genor Rohr has disclosed his provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, featuring players from the Nigerian Premier League as well as players from overseas.

Chelsea's Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi of Arsenal and Liecester's Kelech Ihenacho all made the list.

Moses, Iwobi and Musa lead a strong group of forwards in the 30-man squad that also includes Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon. One of them was an overhead kick against Juventus.

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.

Deportivo la coruna shot stopper, Francis Uzoho and Chippa United of South Africas Daniel Akpeyi were also called up.

Joining Mikel in the midfield are Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (UD Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy); and Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey).

The Super Eagles are scheduled to play warm-up friendlies against DR Congo (28 May), England (2 June) and Czech Republic (6 June) in Austria.

Nigeria is in Group D at the World Cup and faces Croatia, Iceland and then Argentina.

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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