Rohr Releases 30-man Provisional List For World Cup

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Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has called up in-form Kano Pillars striker Junior Lokosa ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

The 26-year-old is a surprise inclusion after a breakthrough season in Italy where he scored seven goals, including an overhead kick against Juventus.

Gernot Rohr has stuck with the quartet of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi and youngster Francis Uzoho in the goalkeeping department.

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Midfielder John Obi Mikel was named captain.

A quintuple of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.

Chelsea's Moses is expected to lead the forward line while Arsenal's Iwobi, Musa, Iheanacho and Simon are all established internationals.

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The Eagles will play against DR Congo in a pre-World Cup friendly in Port Harcourt later this month, before traveling to play England at Wembley and Czech Republic in Austria.

Nigeria will open their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Croatia in Kaliningrad before playing debutants Iceland on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena.

They are Dele Ajiboye, a goalkeeper with Plateau United and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars.

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