Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Included in the squad is the leading scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the new faces.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.
Kano Pillars forward Lokosa recording 18 goals as at Match day 21 is getting his first call up as well as Crotone of Italy striker Nwankwo.
A quintuple of Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Joel Obi and Tyrone Ebuehi who are recuperating from injury also made the lists.
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.
Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa.
Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, Tyrone Ebuhehi, Elderson Echiejile, Ola Aina, Brian Idowu, Stephen Eze.
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi, Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Etebo Oghenekaro, Uché Agbo, John Ogu, Onyiye Ndidi, Mikel Agu.
Forwards: Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Ihenacho, Ahmed Musa, Junior Lokosa, Moses Daddy Simon, Simeon Nwankwo.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) May 14, 2018