#WorldCupWith360nobs: Nigerian Coach Announces 30-Man Provisional Squad For Russia 2018

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Nigeria have named uncapped Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo in a provisional 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Nigerian football fans have reacted to Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa invitation to Super Eagles.

Lokosa has been in terrific form in the Nigeria Professional Football League scoring 18 goals in 21 matches - including a brace against Katsina United on Sunday.

Other forwards that made the list include: Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho.


Rohr selected goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho of Deportivo La Coruna, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye, meaning no recall for veteran Vincent Enyeama.

The team is scheduled to take on DR Congo on May 28, before moving out to England to take on Three Lions in Wembley stadium on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6.

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

The list also includes Spain -based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

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