Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Lokosa, Mikel in as Rohr names Super Eagles' provisional squad

Lokosa, Mikel in as Rohr names Super Eagles' provisional squad

The list comprises of four goalkeepers, ten defenders and eight midfielders and strikers each.

Both Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye are goalkeepers, which means there is no place for the country's most-capped global, goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, despite growing calls from a section of fans for him to recall the former captain.

Super Eagles Skipper, John Obi Mikel, who plays for Tianjin Teda of China, leads the 30 players expected to fight for inclusion in the final 23-man team for the World Cup.

Rohr is expected to make his final cuts to the squad after the England match, needing to drop seven players before travelling to Russian Federation with his final 23.

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The list, which was made up of regular faces such as Captain John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Alex iwobi, William Troost-Ekong and his defensive partner Leon Balogun, also included Crotone of Italy forward, Simeon Nwankwo.

All invited players have been told to report at the Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo on Monday, 21st May.

Nigeria has been drawn into Group D with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the upcoming World Cup.

By then, they will hold warm up games against among others England, Czech Republic and DR Congo on June 2, June 6 and May 28 respectively.

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