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Like their Egyptian Counterpart, Nigeria Releases 30-Man Provisional Squad For 2018 World Cup

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, on Monday unveiled a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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

The defenders include: William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi and Stephen Eze.

Captain John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfried Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu are the midfielders that made the cut.

Rohr also picked Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the forwards.

The notable omissions include: Brown Ideye, Junior Ajayi, Henry Onyekuru and Anthony Nwakaeme.

Nigeria face Croatia in their first group match at the 2018 World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, 16th June before games against Iceland (Volgograd, 22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg 26th June) in Group D.

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