Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Nigeria name provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria Announce Provisional World Cup Squad Little-Known Kano Pillars Striker Junior Lokosa Headlines Rohr's 30-Man World Cup List
Cary Erickson | 16 May, 2018, 09:32

Okala said that he personally saw the provisional list as a good list "with lots of hope in it".

Nigeria are the only one of Africa's five representatives from the last World Cup to return for the 2018 edition, which is being hosted by Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.

Lokosa has been in terrific form in the Nigeria Professional Football League scoring 18 goals in 20 matches - including a brace against Katsina United on Sunday.

He said that he had known Simeon Nwankwo for some years now, even from the time he played in Nnaka League in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra.

"The journey started in 2015 when I made my debut".

"Bearing this in mind, I make bold to tell you that the players will surprise the world and themselves at the Mundial". He is simply a great player.

One person killed in explosion at California medical facility
Roads were shut down in the area of Oso Parkway, Moulton Parkway and La Paz Road, the Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted. A CBS LA reporter noted that investigators were taking photos of every vehicle leaving a parking lot across from the scene.

Super Eagles striker Olanrewaju Kayode has revealed that he does not have any hard feelings after being snubbed by manager Gernot Rohr in the 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"It is the best we have and we are bringing to the table for now", he added.

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

The Midfielders includes: Mikel Obi (Captain), Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Etebo Oghenekaro, John Ogu, Uche Ago and Wilfred Ndidi.

Also in the team are Leicester City's duo of Wilfried Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Ogenyi Onazi, Kenneth Omeruo, Ahmed Musa and China-based Odion Ighalo.