Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Rohr Release 30-Man Provisional World Cup List

Little-Known Kano Pillars Striker Junior Lokosa Headlines Rohr's 30-Man World Cup List Rohr releases 30-man provisional list for the World Cup
Edward Snyder | 18 May, 2018, 16:01

On Monday, captain John Obi Mikel was joined by 29 others in the provisional list ahead of the Super Eagles' campaign in Russian Federation.

It included Goalkeepers - Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Dele Ajiboye.

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.

"I think these players are the best we have right now, if we have other players elsewhere, maybe they are not up to the quality of those the coach invited right now".

Enugu - Former Green Eagles Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okala, has hailed Super Eagles' Technical Adviser, Coach Gernot Rohr, for the World Cup provisional list, saying it was "a good list, with promising players".

Regulars such as John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, William Troost-Ekong and defensive partner Leon Balogun made the cut.




Patrick Ibeh of metro FM Radio (Godfather), said that Rohr had a team capable of springing surprises during the Mundial save hard luck against them. He has a team he can work with, young and talented.

"All the same, the coach knows what he is doing and has picked his team, we just have to support him for Nigeria to do well in Russian Federation". We did not miss out any player that is in form but omitted from the list.

"If you pick players along because of sentiment or because they have godfathers, it is going to hurt the team at the end because the World Cup is a global tournament; a tournament you have to go with only your best".

"The coach must have monitored the players very well".

"The list is a good one and I'm sure the players are ready to fight and defend the country". We need to give him all the support he needs, " he said.

And with Nigeria set to play DR Congo, England and the Czech Republic to prepare for the World Cup, the former Abiola Babes defender believes some players, with outside chances, might use that opportunity to gatecrash the setup.

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