Nigeria name provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria name provisional World Cup squad

Ikeme will take the traditional kick-off at Wembley when Nigeria take on fellow World Cup qualifiers England in a friendly on June 2.

He noted that Rohr had taken the bull by the horn by ensuring that dedicated and strong legs were marshaled out to represent Nigeria at the World finals in Russian Federation.

Lokosa has been in terrific form in the Nigeria Professional Football League scoring 18 goals in 20 matches - including a brace against Katsina United on Sunday.

"I have known him years back even in our local Nnaka League to be a great player that will go places".

"Bearing this in mind, I make bold to tell you that the players will surprise the world and themselves at the Mundial".

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday released Coach Gernot Rohr's 30-man provisional squad for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

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Gernot Rohr has stuck with the quartet of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi and youngster Francis Uzoho in the goalkeeping department.

Africa's best performance at the World Cup finals were quarter-final appearances for Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010).

Midfielder John Obi Mikel was named captain.

Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidera Eze, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, Tyrone Ebuhehi, Ola Aina, Elderson Echejile, Brian Idowu, Efe Ambrose.

Chelsea forward Victor Moses leads the forward line that consists of Nwankwo, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

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