Lokosa, Nwankwo make Super Eagles Russia World cup list

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Junior Lokosa: gets call up for Super Eagles duty for the first time

By Ijeoma Okigbo

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), leading top scorer Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo are the new faces that graced the 30 man Super Eagles provisional list released by Gernot Rohr ahead of the World Cup.

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.

Full list:

Goalkeepers:
Francis Uzoho
Ikechukwu Ezenwa
Daniel Akpeyi
Dele Ajiboye.

Defenders:

Leon Balogun
William Troost- Ekong
Kenneth Omeruo
Brian Idowu
Elderson Echejile
Shehu Abdulahi
Ola Aina
Tyrone Ebuehi
Stephen Eze
Chidozie Awaziem.

Midfielders:

Mikel Obi
Joel Obi
Ogenyi Onazi
Mikel Agu
Etebo Oghenekaro
John Ogu
Uche Ago
Wilfred Ndidi.

Attackers:

Odion Ighalo
Ahmed Musa
Moses Simon
Victor Moses
Junior Lokosa
Simeon Nwankwo
Alex Iwobi
Kelechi Iheanacho.


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