Russian Federation 2018: Rohr releases 30-man provisional list

2018 World Cup: Nigeria name uncapped Nwankwo in provisional squad

2018 World Cup: Nigeria name uncapped Nwankwo in provisional squad

The list also includes Spain -based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi.

Joining Mikel in the midfield are Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (UD Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be'er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy); and Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey).

Rohr included him alongside, Crotone striker, Simeon Nwankwo, in the provisional list released on Monday by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nduka Ugbade, an ex-international and former assistant coach of the Nigeria under-17 national football team said he was satisfied with Coach Rohr's selection.

"Looking at our options upfront, I think the likes of Ighalo, Moses and Iheanacho should be able to keep their jerseys barring any injury worries".

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The squad will further train together under the watchful eyes of Rohr before traveling to London for a friendly match with England on June 2, 2018.

Others are Ogenyi Onazi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses.

"I know that a lot of extensive work has been done". The coach needs to manage the players available to get the best out of them.

"We have a month and a few days to the World Cup".

After the release of the provisional list with names of 30 Nigerian players scattered across the globe, the rush to make the final 23-man squad has just begun.

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