NFF Releases Super Eagles Provisional FIFA World Cup Squad
Nigeria have announced their 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup, which includes a player from the Premier Soccer League.
The Super Eagles secured their ticket to Russia after finishing top of Group B ahead of Zambia, Cameroon, and Algeria in qualifying.
Genor Rohr’s men have been drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia for the tournament that is scheduled to get underway next month.
There is only one South African-based player in the squad as Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi was named as one of the four goalkeepers.
Goalkeepers : Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).
Defenders : Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC,); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC); Leon Balogun (Mainz); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv).
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege); Joel Obi (Torino FC), Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City); Moses Simon (KAA Gent); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal); Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars); Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Crotone).