Rohr Names 30-Man Provisional World Cup Squad

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Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The list is made up of four goalkeepers, 10 defenders, eight midfielders and eight forwards.

Headlining the invitees are captain Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, William Ekong and Leon Balogun.

Others are John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho.

NPFL leading scorer, Junior Lokosa and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo have also received first-time call-ups.

See full list below:

Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi, and Francis Uzoho

Defenders: William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze, Bryan Idowu, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Elderson Echiiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, and Abdullahi Shehu

Midfielders: Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi, Mikel Agu, Oghenekaro Etebo, and Uche Agbo

Forwards: Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Simeon Nwankwo, and Junior Lokosa.

This list comes on the same day the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick admitted to being under pressure by agents to include the names of some players.

The NFF boss, who disclosed this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, however, maintained that the Super Eagles German Coach, Mr Gernot Rohr, was in a better position to determine who would represent the country at the competition.

Credit: ChannelsTV