Thursday, 19 July, 2018

World Cup: Rohr releases 30-man provisional squad [FULL LIST]

NFF Names 30 Eagles For World Cup Uncapped Simeon Nwankwo, Junior Lokosa on Super Eagles World Cup squad as Rohr shops for fire power
Troy Mann | 15 May, 2018, 00:48

Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa and Crotone attacker, Simeon Nwankwo are the surprise inclusions as Malaga's Brown Ideye was dropped.

FC Crotone striker Simeon "Simy" Nwankwo, NPFL leading scorer Junior Lokosa, Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye as well as Stephen Eze have been listed on Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.

26-year-old Nwankwo gets his maiden worldwide call-up thanks to his fine form in the Italian topflight where he has scored six goals in his last seven outings.

Rohr picks four goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Dele Ajiboye.

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Catalan lawmakers set to elect new hardline leader
Puigdemont is in exile in Germany and faces jail on rebellion charges for last year's secession bid if he returns to Spain. Barroso said the ERC wants a moderate approach to avoid a Madrid clampdown and to play a longer independence game.


Union Minister Smrithi Irani removed as Minister of Information and Broadcasting
Ahluwalia, who was earlier a Minister of State (MoS) in Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, was now relieved of his duties. The reshuffle comes a day before the Karnataka assembly election results.


Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu.

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

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