Nigeria announce 30-man provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria announce 30-man provisional World Cup squad

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

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.

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

The Kano Pillars hotshot has scored 18 goals so far in the current Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season and leads the goal chart.

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


Nigeria released a provisional 30 man squad for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, with Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel was named as Nigeria captain.

GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Francis Uzoho, (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

The Defenders are Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu, Elderson Echejile, Shehu Abdulahi, Ola Aina, Tyrone Ebuehi, Stephen Eze and Chidozie Awaziem.

Chelsea wingback Victor Moses was Nigeria's top scorer in the qualifying campaign with three goals, while Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho weighed in with two goals apiece.

His inclusion may come as shock, which is an achievement for him although most football fans expect him to be dropped from the final squad to the World Cup.

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