Rohr Names 30-Man Super Eagles Provincial Squad For Russia 2018

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has released a 30-man provincial squad that will carry the nations flag in the Russia 2018 World Cup next month when the tournament kicks off.

Nigeria’s professional football league leading top scorer Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo are the new faces whom the German tactician included on his list.

Super Eagles regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun were included in the list.

Also in the team list are European based players such as Leicester City’s duo of Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa and China-based Odion Ighalo.

The Super Eagles is expected to face DR Congo on May 28, before moving out to England to take on the Three Lions of England in Wembley stadium on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6.

A final list of the last 23-man squad is expected to reach FIFA on June 4 before the tournament starts off on June 14, 2018.

FULL LIST

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

DEFENDERS: William Troost-Ekong (Bursaspor) Leon Balogun (Mainz 05) Olaoluwa Aina (Chelsea) Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa) Bryan Idowu (Amkar Perm) Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes) Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor) Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge) Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag) Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)

MIDFIELDERS
: John Obi Mikel (Tianjin Teda) Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor) John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) Uche Agbo (Standard Liege) Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas) Joel Obi (Torino) Mikel Agu (Bursaspor)

FORWARDS:
Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai) Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) Victor Moses (Chelsea) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) Moses Simon (Gent) Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars) Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone)

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