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Nigeria Announce Provisional World Cup Squad

Nigeria Announce Provisional World Cup Squad

By SL International - May 14, 2018 04:59 PM
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.
 
Full squad:
 
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).


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 28, 2018 04:15 AM
Good luck super eagles
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DieHardFan Joined: 19 May 2017
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DieHardFan May 16, 2018 04:24 PM
Nonsense bra. Give me atleast one name of the country that came close to winning the world cup with mediocre players on their disposal? Hard work and dedication can only take a team so far. Quality is, and will always be the number one prerequisite
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jofead May 15, 2018 11:34 PM
@DieHardFan ,you will see that big names don't play football nowadays,underate eagles at your own surprise ok!
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jofead May 15, 2018 11:30 PM
@laqwela ,you are just talking like an ignorant person...those guys you are condemning are world star anytime anyday..
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Faysal May 15, 2018 04:34 PM
All the best
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downzzz May 15, 2018 04:07 PM
Wish al the best african giants
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laqwela May 15, 2018 09:34 AM
honesty not negativity
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laqwela May 15, 2018 09:26 AM
African football must be dropping now hey,Chelsea right back is a foward Arsenal central midfielder (non starter) is a forward Man City reject (but on form) is a guaranteed starter.
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DieHardFan May 14, 2018 08:29 PM
@EFF I'm trying to enlighten your gullible and chained $ here boy so sit down and be humble. Even the likes of Iwobi, El, Ndidi, who play for the so called elite league/clubs, they're not game changers. I have nothing against the Super Eagles but i honestly don't see them going past the group stages. Check out Brazilian preliminary squad and you'll learn about the meaning of quality
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mbheduyajika May 14, 2018 08:13 PM
Watch out for Wilred Ndidi. The new Patrick Viera. very solid defensive midfielder. Remember that name
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EFF May 14, 2018 07:48 PM
@DieHardFan mnxm
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JAWS OF LIFE May 14, 2018 07:16 PM
Very str0ng squard
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moegoe May 14, 2018 07:16 PM
Leaky backline and as for Onazi very very wastefull
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S@ Velley thabane May 14, 2018 07:14 PM
Alex iwobi
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Bridgertte Layun. May 14, 2018 06:41 PM
The Super Eagles
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DieHardFan May 14, 2018 05:56 PM
@EFF You are a living testimony of the nonsensical mentality we have about overseas based players. Jst because a player plies his trade there, it doesn't make him a star. If you look a this Nigerian squad, it is not threatening at all, better part of these cows compete in mediocre leagues. Leagues that are either slightly better than ours or inferior.
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EFF May 14, 2018 05:24 PM
Very strong midfield and frontline. I don't know all those defenders. Anyway all the best boys.

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