#WorldCupWith360nobs: Nigerian Coach Announces 30-Man Provisional Squad For Russia 2018

Grant Boone
May 16, 2018

Media Officer of the team, Mr. Toyin Ibitoye, who disclosed this much in an interview with AOIFootball.com shortly after the Eagles' 30-man provisional World Cup list was made public, stated that all invited players are expected to report to the team's hotel in Uyo next Monday, barring any last minute changes.

And Rohr stuck to his word, with only Amkar Perm left-back, Brian Idowu, Lokomotiv Plovdiv big defender, Stephen Eze, and Joel Obi, the other players included in the squad that weren't part of the qualifiers.

Rohr is expected to submit the final 23-man list to Federation Internationale de Football Association after Eagles global friendly with England at Wembley stadium on June 2nd.

He had said, "The surprises can only come if some players are doing so well and we have to take them, it will be wonderful to see some surprises".

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Enugu - Former Green Eagles Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, has hailed Super Eagles' Technical Adviser, Coach Gernot Rohr, for the World Cup provisional list, saying it was "a good list, with promising players".

Rohr's list include Goalkeepers - Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye.

Chelsea wingback Moses was Nigeria's top scorer in the qualifying campaign with three goals, while Captain Mikel Obi, Iwobi, Simon and Iheanacho weighed in with two goals each.

Okala, who is the longest goalkeeper for Nigeria, however, said that he was happy for the new entrants into the squad - Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo.

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