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Nigeria names provisional 30-man squad for World Cup

Nigeria names provisional 30-man squad for World Cup

Enyimba International of Aba goal keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, plateau united goal tender, Dele Ajiboye and leading scorer in the current Nigeria professional football league, Junior Lokosa of Kano pillars are the three domestic league players that made the cut.

Nigeria have named uncapped Crotone striker Simeon Nwankwo in a provisional 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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

Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa have all been included in Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad, as has Simeon Nwankwo, a 1.98-meter (6-foot-6) striker with Italian club Crotone who is uncapped at global level.

Also in the list are Leicester City's duo of Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo, Olaoluwa Aina, Joel Obi, John Ogu, Moses Simon, Shehu Abdullahi, Elderson Echiejile and China-based Odion Ighalo.

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. A final squad of 23 players will be drawn from the provisional squad before the 14 June-15 July tournament starts.

Argentina is one of the favourites to win the tournament and will share a group with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.

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