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Junior Lokosa makes Super Eagles World Cup squad

15 May 2018, 12:47 | Jodi Jackson

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad

NFF Names 30 Eagles For World Cup

Nigeria have included Kano Pillars's Junior Lokosa and Crotone's Simeon Nwankwo in their 30-man preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)/leading top scorer Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo are the new faces that graced the list.

Nwankwo plays as a forward for the Italian Serie A club, Crotone and scored seven goals in the season just ended.

Surprise invitee Lokosa now leads the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) goalscorers chat with 18 goals, recording his most recent goals in Kano Pillar's 3-1 victory over Kaduna United on Sunday.

Super Eagles are heading to their sixth World Cup, having taken part in the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions - with a place in the Round of 16 their best performance ever.

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

Other forwards that made the list include: Moses Simon, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho.

They go to Russian Federation afterwards for the World Cup finals.

Rohr selected goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho of Deportivo La Coruna, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye, meaning no recall for veteran Vincent Enyeama.

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