Super Eagles of Nigeria 30 Man Provisional World Cup List Released

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has released a 30 man provisional list to commence preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There was no major surprise on the list as all the prominent players made the cut.

Simeon Nwankwo of Italian side Crotone has been given a chance to stake a claim for a place in the World Cup team, the same goes for Kano Pillar’s Junior Lokosa. Anderlecht’s Henry Onyekuru misses out after battling with injury towards the end of the season.

The Super Eagles will face Democratic Republic of Congo, England and the Czech Republic in friendly matches before the commencement of the World Cup in June.

Nigeria’s 30 Man Provisional World Cup List

Goalkeepers (4):

Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain)

Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC)

Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United)

Defenders (10):

Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)

Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands)

Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)

Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium)

Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia)

Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France)

William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)


Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany)

Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey)

Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Midfielders (8):

Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China)

Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey)

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain)

John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva, Israel)

Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium)

Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy)

Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)

Forwards (8):

Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)

Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England)

Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China)

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)

Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars, Nigeria)

Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo (Crotone, Italy)

The list will be pruned down to a final squad of 23 players that will represent the nation at the Mundial starting in June. Nigeria will face familiar foes Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D of the World Cup.


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