Nigeria name uncapped strikers for World Cup

Nigeria Announce Provisional World Cup Squad

Little-Known Kano Pillars Striker Junior Lokosa Headlines Rohr's 30-Man World Cup List

Most of the players that executed the qualification campaign to the football showpeice were included in the squad.

Okala, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu, said the selected as dedicated players that would do the country proud.

He noted that Rohr had taken the bull by the horn by ensuring that dedicated and strong legs were marshalled out to represent Nigeria at the World finals in Russian Federation. "I wish all the invited players best of luck", told ScoreNigeria.

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. He is simply a great player.

Kano Pillars' Junior Lokosa, who has a knack to score at least a goal in every two matches, is among the 30 players listed by Super Eagles' manager Gernot Rohr in Nigeria's provisional list for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

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

China-based captain Mikel Obi leads the squad having fellow midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi, Mikel Agu and Uche Agbo.

Defenders: William Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Chidera Eze, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, Tyrone Ebuhehi, Ola Aina, Elderson Echejile, Brian Idowu, Efe Ambrose.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will regroup for the second time this year when they begin preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation with a friendly game against DR Congo.

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