Junior Lokosa makes Super Eagles World Cup squad

Junior Lokosa makes Super Eagles World Cup squad

WorldStage Newsonline- Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has released 30 men provisional list ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Nwankwo is one of two surprise inclusions by coach Gernot Rohr after scoring seven goals in Serie A this season.

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.

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.

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Nigeria will open their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Croatia in Kaliningrad before playing debutants Iceland on June 22 at the Volgograd Arena.

But missing from the 30-man selection released on Monday are Brown Ideye, Dele Alampasu, Anthony Nwakaeme, Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen and Kayode Olanrewaju.

GOALKEEPERS: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United), Francis Uzoho, (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Dele Ajiboye (Plateau United).

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